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painter, court painter, draftsman
court painter to Isabelle I of Castile
Nationality/school
Estonian, South Netherlandish
Born
Reval (Estonia) 1468/1470
c. 1469
Deceased
Reval (Estonia) 1525-12-21/1525-12-24
possibly before 24 December 1525, certainly before 1 January 1526, when his wife is mentioned as a widow
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son of lawes Sittow (died 1482), painter and sculptor (Weniger 2011, p. 39-40)
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Active in
  • Brugge 1484
    c. 1484: apprenticeship in Bruges, perhaps with Hans Memling (Weniger 2009); according to Felipe de Guevara pupil of Rogier van der Weyden (Weniger 2011, p. 40)
  • Castilië (hist.regio Spanje) 1492 - 1502
    appointed court painter to Isabella I of Castile on 30 March 1492 (Hand et al. 2018, p. 27); working in several cities including Barcelona, Burgos, Zaragoza, Madrid, Seville and Granada (Weniger 2011, p. 40-42); collaborated with Juan de Flandes
  • Brabant Wallon (prov.) 1505 - 1506
    connected to the court of the Burgundian duke Philip the Fair (Weniger 2011, p. 42)
  • Reval (Estland) 1506 - 1513
    In 1507 he became a member of the Kanuti Guild [an association of artisans in Reval, which included goldsmiths, clockmakers, cobblers, bakers and painters] (Weniger 2011, p. 43-44); married in 1509
  • Denemarken 1514
    carried out assignments for King Christiaan II (Weniger 2011, p. 44); painted the portrait of Christian II for Margaret of Austria (Devoghelaere 1944, p. 11)
  • Zuidelijke Nederlanden (historische regio) 1515
    carried out assignments for regent Margaret of Austria and Emperor Charles V (Weniger 2011, p. 44-45)
  • Castilië (hist.regio Spanje) 1515 - 1516
    went to receive the sum still owed him from his previous work at the service of Isabella I (Weniger 2011, p. 45-47)
  • Reval (Estland) 1518 - 1525
    Weniger 2011, p. 48-49
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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, Christian religious scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2018-08-24

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