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painter, draftsman, court painter
Born
Utrecht (city) 1516/1521
Born between 1516 and 1521 (Woodall 2007, p. 501); died at the age of 56, a year before the 'Spaense Furie' (Van Mander 1604) = 1519-1575
Deceased
Antwerp 1576/1577
died between 17 April 1576 and 12 May 1577 (Woodall 2007, p. 502)
Family relationships
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frandson of Mor Gerritzs van Dashorst (1471 citizen in Utrecht; painter) and son of the dyer Philip Mor (Saur 2016)
See also
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Active in
  • Utrecht (stad) 1535 - 1541
    from approx. 1535 apprentice and later employee of Jan van Scorel in Utrecht (Saur 2016)
  • Rome 1544
    Before 1544 he traveled to Italy and Rome.
  • Utrecht (stad) 1546
  • Antwerpen 1547 - 1549
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1547 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961). In Antwerp he came into contact with the art-minded Spanish Habsburg minister and later Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, for whom he worked for many years, supported by his apprentice Conrad Schot (Saur 2016)
  • Brussel 1549
    In 1549, Granvelle introduced Mor at the court in Brussels: several royal and courtly portraits
  • Portugal 1550 - 1552
    On behalf of the regent Maria of Hungary, portraits of the future bride of Isabella of Portugal of Philips II were created in Portugal from 1550-52
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1552
    According to Van Mander 1604, Mor was appointed court painter to Emperor Charles V in Spain 1552, although this happened according to himself in 1553 in Brussels (Saur 2016)
  • Brussel 1553 - 1554
    According to Van Mander 1604, Mor was appointed court painter to Emperor Charles V in Spain 1552, although this happened according to himself in 1553 in Brussels, while archival documents say that it was in 1554. In 1554, king Philip also appointed Mor as court painter in Brussels (Saur 2016)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1554
    He bought a house here for his wife and children on 4 January 1554.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1554-11 - 1555
    painted the portrait of Queen Mary Tudor, than married to Philip II. Probably arrived in London in the entourage of Cardinal Pole, as specified by his letters patent dated 20 December 1554
  • Brussel 1555
    Returned to Brussels and entered the service of the newly crowned king Philip II (Town 2014)
  • Antwerpen 1555 - 1559
    painted several members of the English community (Town 2014)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1558 - 1559
    In 1558/59 Moro also often stayed in Utrecht, where he had a house
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1559 - 1560
    worked in the service of Philip II (1556-1598) and his closest network (Van Mander/Miedema 1994-1999)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1560 - 1567
  • Brussel 1567
    According to Van Mander, Mor was still in the service of the Duke of Alva after 1567 in Brussels and is said to have made portraits of his mistresses here (Saur 2016).
  • Antwerpen 1567 - 1575
    In 1570 he declined to go to Spain and stayed till his death in Antwerp (Saur 2016).
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Subjects
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, animal painting (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-05-16

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