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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.

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Bartholomäus (Barthel) Bruyn the Elder


Bruyn 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5992 characters.



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About  Bartholomäus (Barthel) Bruyn the Elder

Born:  1493 - Wesel, Germany
Died:   1555 - Cologne, German
Known for:  portrait and religious theme painting, altar pieces