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Maerten de Vos

Flemish draughtsman, painter (1532-1603)

1532   -   1603

genre: portrait
country of citizenship: Southern Netherlands
native language: Dutch
language of expression: Dutch
occupation: painter, drawer

Maerten de Vos, Maerten de Vos the Elder or Marten de Vos (1532 – 4 December 1603) was a Flemish painter mainly of history paintings and portraits. He became, together with the brothers Ambrosius Francken I and Frans Francken I, one of the leading history painters in the Spanish Netherlands after Frans Floris’ career slumped in the second half of the sixteenth century as a result of the Iconoclastic fury of the Beeldenstorm. De Vos was a prolific draughtsman and produced numerous designs for the Antwerp printers.
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