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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris in 1573.

Painter, engraver, print publisher.

Marolles says that Thomas Belot was a painter. A print exists by him, made in Laon and dated 1566, entitled Image Representing the Triumphant Victory of Our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Augsburg.

Painter, print publisher.

Anthony Cortoys the Elder lived in Frankfurt am Main and in Heidelberg, where it seems he died. He was the father of Anthony Corthoys the Younger.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Painter, print publisher, engraver.

Le Blond engraved a number of religious subjects.

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born 1528, in Antwerp; died 25 July 1580.

Engraver (wood), draughtsman, printer, print publisher. Cards.

This artist was the son of Matthias van de Putte. He worked in Mechelen and in Antwerp.

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French, 16th century, male.

Born between 1540 and 1545, in Beauvais; died 5 March 1603, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, writer, print publisher. Portraits.

Jean Rabel was the father of Daniel Rabel. He was engaged as the master painter of the Pont St-Michel. Rabel was a talented artist who, according to l'Estoile, was a leading portraitist (Malherbe even dedicated a sonnet to him and his work). His body of engravings consists primarily of religious themes and portraits, including those of ...

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Active also in Germany and England.

Born 1550, in Brussels; died August 1600, in Venice.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print dealer.

Jean Sadeler I's father was an inlaid metal worker and Jean was trained for this profession. However, he devoted himself at an early age to the study of the human figure. When he was about 20 he began to engrave on copper and in 1572 he was admitted as a master to the guild of St Luke. It has been said that he travelled in Germany and worked in Cologne from 1580 to 1587. The facts, or at least the dates, may not be correct, because according the guild archives, Gillis Sadeler was a pupil of his in 1585. In 1587 he is referred to in Frankfurt, and in 1589 in Munich, where Duke William II of Bavaria granted him a pension of 200 gold florins. He went to Rome in 1593 or 1595, and finally to Venice. During these travels he engraved a large number of plates and his overall output was considerable....

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German, 16th century, male.

Born between 1505 and 1506; died between October 1575 and October 1576, in Augsburg.

Painter, architect, writer, print publisher.

From 1531 onwards, Tirol worked in Augsburg, where he painted frescoes, illustrated historical works and painted architectural views and portraits.

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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Germany and in the Netherlands from 1447 to 1483.

Died after 1501.

Draughtsman, engraver (wood), printer, print publisher.

Little is known about this artist. Some biographers include him among the Dutch engravers, but his nickname Giovanni di Westfalia (John of Westfalia) used by some Italian writers would seem to indicate that he was German. Whatever the case, it should be remembered that in the Middle Ages the Rhine was the main trading route between the Netherlands and southern Germany and that print sellers, booksellers, goldsmiths and engravers all frequented the fairs and markets of the towns bordering the Rhine and those in upper Alsace at the mouth of the river. Veldenaer must have been one such trader and the mere fact that he lived in a number of German towns may have earned him his Italian nickname. Nor is it clear if he was personally responsible for the drawings and woodcuts illustrating the works that he published. He was in Cologne in ...