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Joos van Cleve

painter, draftsman
South Netherlandish
Kleef 1485
ca. 1485, presumably born in Cleve
Antwerp 1540-11-10/1541-04-13
between 10-11-1540 and 13-04-1541
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Thieme/Becker also mentions Joos van Cleve (the Younger), called 'sotte Cleef', active 1518-1554, 1518 member of the St Luke guild of Antwerp (Thieme-Becker vol. 7 (1912), p. 98-99). This artist is probably fictitious, the nickname probably refers to Joos' son Cornelis, who was mentally ill. Not to be confused with the Master of the Amsterdam Death of Mary, or with the sculptor Adriaen van Wesel, whose work in the past was also attributed to a Master of the Deathbed of Mary.
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  • Kalkar 1505 - 1508
    c. 1505-1508
  • Brugge 1507 - 1511
    presumably from 1507-1508 in Bruges, given his style of painting (Saur 1998)
  • Antwerpen 1511 - 1540
    1511 enrolled in the St Luke guild
  • Frankrijk 1529
    working at the French court; maybe also c. 1535. Perhaps he also undertook a trip to Italy (Saur 1998)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1535 - 1536
    Saur 1998
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
portrait, Christian religious scene
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2018-08-28


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