(1546 - 1611)
Bartholomaeus Spranger was active/lived in Flemish, Europe, Belgium. Bartholomaeus Spranger is known for religious and allegorical paintings.
Biography Bartholomaeus Spranger
(Bartholomaeus) Spranger was a Flemish Mannerist painter, draughtsman,
and etcher. He was born in Antwerp and active in Italy, Austria, and
Bohemia. With Hans von Aachen and Josef Heinz he was one of the most
important artists at the Prague court of Emperor Rudolf II.
Spranger traveled to Italy, staying for some months in Milan and Parma,
before going to Rome. There he entered the service of Cardinal
Alessandro Farnese, for whom he also worked at Caprarola, and later of
Pope Pius V. On the recommendation of his compatriot the sculptor
Giambologna, he took an appointment at the court of the Habsburg Emperor
Maximilian II in Vi
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