Bartholomäus (Barthel) Bruyn the Elder
(1493 - 1555)
Bartholomäus (Barthel) Bruyn the Elder was active/lived in Germany. Bartholomaus Bruyn the Elder is known for portrait and religious theme painting, altar pieces.
Biography Bartholomäus (Barthel) Bruyn the Elder
was the leading portrait painter in Cologne in the 16th century. His
birth date is known from Friedrich Hagenauer's portrait medallion of
1539, inscribed bartholomaus bruyn pictor coloniensis anno aetatis xlvi.
His earliest documented altarpiece, the Coronation of the Virgin
(1515-16; German priv. col.), was painted for Dr Peter von Clapis, law
professor of the University of Cologne, and his wife. On 20 December
1525 he acknowledged receipt of payment for his paintings for the high
altar of Essen Cathedral, a commission received in 1522 (of the two
pairs of wings one is extant: it has eight panels showing scenes from
the Life of Chri
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