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Qualifications
tapestry weaver, court artist
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Brussels
Deceased
Florence 1564-01/1564-01-22
buried 22 January 1564 (Thieme/Becker 1935); buried in San Lorenzo (Sman/Wierda 2013, p. 181)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
father of Giovanni Rost II and Marco Rost
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
  • Brussel 1535
    was an independant master in 1535
  • Ferrara 1536 - 1545
    hired by Nicola Karcher for the Ferrarese weavery; worked together with Nicolas Rost; executed cartoons by Dosso Dossi
  • Florence 1545 - 1560
    hired by Cosimo de' Medici I to found a tapistry weavery; Nicola Karcher was hired to start a competing factory; he received a royal compensations for his work, and had a good position at the court; assisted by Peter Elias and Adriaan de Witte; was allowed to accept commissions from othersworked after cartoons by Pontormo, Ubertini, Bronzino and Salviati; retired in 1560, and gave the lead over his factory to his son Jan Rost (II), who worked for the De'Medici family until 1565 (Sman/Wierda 2013, p. 177-183)
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Product
tapestry
Creation date: 2014-09-26; Last modified date: 2020-06-30

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