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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen

Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, or Jan Mayo, or Barbalonga, a Dutch Northern Renaissance painter and tapestry designer, probably a pupil of Jan Mabuse. About 1525 he became a court painter to Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands at Mechelen, and in 1535 he accompanied the Emperor Charles V, at the Conquest of Tunis (1535). This journey supplied him with scenes for later works, including tapestries designed 1545/48 for the Regent Mary of Hungary. Many portraits are ascribed to him on very little evidence, according to modern scholars (wiki).

(Old Masters)



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