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Qualifications
tapestry weaver, court artist
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish, Italian
Born
Brussels
Deceased
Mantua 1562
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of weaver Luigi Karcher I, brother of Giovanni Karcher
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Biographical information
Active in
  • Ferrara 1517 - 1539
    active for Duke Ercole d'Este II in Ferrara with his brother Giovanni (Saur 2013)
  • Brussel
    journed to Brussels to attract eight new weavers for the Ferrarese factory, among them Jan Rost (Saur 2013)
  • Mantua 1539 - 1545
    Karcher was called to Mantua by Duke Federico Gonzaga II, who wrote a reference for him. He weaved several tapestries for the duke after cartoons by Giulio Romano. After the duke's death, the weaver worked for his brother, Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga (Saur 2013).
  • Casale Monferrato 1540-05
    stayed with his family in Casale Monferrato (Saur 2013)
  • Florence 1545-10 - 1553
    hired by Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici I to found a tapistry weavery in Florence; at the same moment, the Duke hired Jan Rost to start a concurring factory; Karcher received a royal compensations for his work, and had a good position at the court; was allowed to accept commissions from others, and worked for the Gonzaga in his Florentine period (Sman/Wierda 2013, p. 177-183); mainly worked after cartoons by Jacopo Pontormo, Angelo Bronzino, Francesco Salviati, and Francesco Ubertini (Saur 2013)
  • Mantua 1555 - 1562
    again in service of the Gonzaga family (Saur 2013); Sogliani 2010: moved to Mantua in 1554
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Product
tapestry
Creation date: 2019-04-18; Last modified date: 2020-06-30

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