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Frans Floris the Elder (the Elder)

 
Frans Floris the Elder

Renaissance Early Netherlandish painter and printmaker
(Antwerp, Belgium, ca. 1519 - 1570, Antwerp, Belgium)

Note: He was a leading exponet of Romanism in Antwerp, and he is largely responsible for introducing the Italian system of studios organized with multiple assistants to the Netherlands. Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment,' which he saw being unveiled, made an indelible impression on him and his religious and his mythological works are typically crowded with Mannerist nudes.

1 objects

The Fall of Phaeton

ca. 1555
brush and light brown ink over black chalk on paper
Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.108