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Flemish, 15th – 16th century, male.

Died in Ghent.

Painter, miniaturist, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Bruges School, Flemish School.

The first member of his family to be an artist, Alexander Bening was to be followed by a number of Flemish miniaturists of particular importance in 16th-century Flanders. He entered the Ghent painters' guild on ...

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Flemish, 16th century, female.

Active in London.

Died after 1570.

Miniaturist.

Flemish School.

Lievine Bening was the daughter of Simon Bening. She was almost as famous a miniaturist as her father. King Henry VIII of England summoned her to England where she settled permanently from 1545...

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Active still in 1519.

Miniaturist.

Flemish School.

Paul Bening was the second son of Alexander Bening.

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Flemish, 16th century, male.

Born c., in Ghent; died, in Bruges.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator.

Bruges School, Flemish School.

Simon Bening was the elder son of Alexander Bening. He entered the Guild of St John and St Luke in Bruges in 1508. Other sources suggest that he was a master in Bruges in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 15th century, of Venetian origin.

Painter.

Uncle of Niccolo Brancaleone, the painter, Francesco Brancaleone worked in the Orient in the 15th century. He travelled through Syria and Egypt and, from 1434, executed church paintings for the king of Abyssinia.

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Egyptian, 13th century, male.

Active in Cairo at the end of the 13th century.

Miniaturist.

Ibn Daya was a chancellor to the Sultan Mameluk Baybar and painted several pictures representing the Pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Born 16th century, in Geneva.

Painter.

Jean de l'Arpe worked for Ayma de Gingins in about 1521, at the chapel of the convent of St Mary of Egypt in Chambéry.

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Austrian, 15th century, male.

Active in Upper Austriac.1490.

Painter.

This painter worked in the circle around Michael Pacher. The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has two of his works, a Flight into Egypt and a Portrait of Benedikt Eck, Abbot of Mondsee, Kneeling before the Virgin...

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German, 16th century (?), male.

Sculptor.

The artist who made the statue of Mary the Egyptian (commonly known as 'The Beautiful German Girl') is thought to have been Gregor Erhart, who was also responsible for sculpting a large altar in Blaubeuren.

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Augsburg.

Engraver (wood).

School of Lyons.

Georges Matheus worked in Lyons between 1554 and 1572 and engraved religious and mythological subjects, including a Flight into Egypt, the Entry of Martha and Mary Magdalene into the Temple and Diana and Actaeon...

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German, 16th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (wood).

This artist is cited by Ris-Paquot, and is credited with an engraving entitled Rest on the Flight into Egypt dating from 1516.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Morocco.

Born 1545 or 1546, in Camarena near Toledo (Castile-La Mancha); died 1599, in Madrid.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits, still-lifes (including fruit).

Blas del Prado was a pupil of Alonso Berruguete. He was invited by the emperor of Morocco to paint members of the latter's court. Prado also worked in Fez before returning to Spain after being well paid for his time and trouble. He would appear to be the same artist as Blas de Ledesma referred to by Pacheco as having been active during the reign of Philip II. He is known to have taught a number of pupils, among them Juan Sanchez Cotan....

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16th century, male.

Sculptor.

Ancient Egyptian.

Thoutmosis made a large number of busts, including those of the pharaoh, Amenophis IV Akhenaton, the queen, Nefertiti, and several members of the royal household.