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Simon Bening Simon Bening oil painting


Simon Bening
Painting ID::  26744
Simon Bening
Simon Bening
mk52 1558 Watercolour on vellum 8.1x6.9cm Victoria and Albert Museum,London

   
   
     

Simon Bening January,from the Da Costa Book of Hours oil painting


January,from the Da Costa Book of Hours
Painting ID::  30473
Simon Bening
January,from the Da Costa Book of Hours
mk68 Manuscript Illustration. 6 3/4x5" New York Pierpont Morgan Library c.1515 Netherlands

   
   
     

Simon Bening The Month of March,Hours of the Virgin,Bruges oil painting


The Month of March,Hours of the Virgin,Bruges
Painting ID::  48461
Simon Bening
The Month of March,Hours of the Virgin,Bruges
mk190 c.1520 New York

   
   
     

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     Simon Bening
     Flemish Northern Renaissance Manuscript Illuminator, ca.1483-1561 was a 16th century miniature painter of the Ghent-Bruges school, the last major artist of the Netherlandish tradition. Bening was trained in his father Alexander Bening's miniature painting workshop in Ghent. He made his own name after moving to Bruges. His specialty was the book of hours, but by his time these were becoming relatively unfashionable, and only produced for royalty and the very rich. He also created genealogical tables and portable altarpieces on parchment. Many of his finest works are Labours of the Months for Books of Hours which are largely small scale landscapes, at that time a nascent genre of painting. In other respects his style is relatively little developed beyond that of the years before his birth, but his landscapes serve as a link between the 15th century illuminators and Peter Brueghel. His self-portrait and other portraits equally are early examples of the portrait miniature. He served as dean of the calligraphers, booksellers, illuminators, and bookbinders in the Guild of Saint John and Saint Luke. He created books for German rulers, like Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, and royalty like Emperor Charles V and Don Fernando, the Infante of Portugal. The artistic tradition continued in his family. His eldest daughter, Levina Teerlinc

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