Frans Pourbus

Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1545-1581 Painter, son of Pieter Pourbus. His work consists mainly of portraits and religious subjects, although he also executed a number of landscapes and history paintings. He worked mostly for the wealthy patrician class, and his work was instrumental in spreading the Romanism of Frans Floris (his teacher) throughout the Netherlands. It is probable that Frans Pourbus's earliest teaching was with his father in Bruges, but by 1564 he is recorded as working in the Antwerp studio of Floris. According to van Mander, Frans Pourbus and his fellow student Crispijn van den Broeck together completed an altarpiece by Floris after the latter's death in 1570. In 1566 Frans Pourbus married Susanna, a daughter of Cornelis Floris and niece of his master, and in 1569/70 he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke, though he retained his citizenship of Bruges. Gortzius Geldorp was his pupil in Antwerp in 1570. For Ghent Cathedral Frans painted Christ among the Doctors (the Viglius Altarpiece, 1571; in situ), which includes life-size portraits of Emperor Charles V, his son Philip, their secretary Viglius ab Aytta (d 1577), Jansenius, first Bishop of Ghent (d 1576), and the Duke of Alba. A decade later Pourbus executed the portrait of the Hoefnagel Family (c. 1581; Brussels, Mus. A. Anc.), shown grouped around a harpsichord playing musical instruments, in which the artist included a self-portrait (playing a lute) at the upper left. The picture was acquired in 1696 by Constantijn Huygens the younger from a cousin, a Hoefnagel descendant, in exchange for a horse; the young girl of 15 or 16 with a parrot in her hand was Huygens's grandmother. An inventory drawn up after Frans Pourbus death lists 20 portraits by him, many from the circle of the Duke of Anjou.

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Frans Pourbus Louis XIII as the Dauphin oil painting


Louis XIII as the Dauphin
Painting ID::  2111
Artist: Frans Pourbus
Painting: Louis XIII as the Dauphin
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Frans Pourbus Portrait of an Italian Lady oil painting


Portrait of an Italian Lady
Painting ID::  52676
Artist: Frans Pourbus
Painting: Portrait of an Italian Lady
Introduction: 1600-09 Oil on canvas, 47 x 36 cm
   
   
     

Frans Pourbus Portrait of a man by Frans Pourbus the younger oil painting


Portrait of a man by Frans Pourbus the younger
Painting ID::  71298
Artist: Frans Pourbus
Painting: Portrait of a man by Frans Pourbus the younger
Introduction: Portrait of a man by Frans Pourbus the younger, oil on canvas, 1610-1620, Art Gallery of New South Wales
   
   
     

Frans Pourbus Portrait of a Man aged 32 oil painting


Portrait of a Man aged 32
Painting ID::  74106
Artist: Frans Pourbus
Painting: Portrait of a Man aged 32
Introduction: Portrait of a Man aged 32 1591 cjr
   
   
     

Frans Pourbus Eleonora de' Medici (1567-1611), wife of Vincenzo I Gonzaga and older sister of Maria de' Medici. oil painting


Eleonora de' Medici (1567-1611), wife of Vincenzo I Gonzaga and older sister of Maria de' Medici.
Painting ID::  75304
Artist: Frans Pourbus
Painting: Eleonora de' Medici (1567-1611), wife of Vincenzo I Gonzaga and older sister of Maria de' Medici.
Introduction: between 1590(1590) and 1611(1611) Oil on canvas 67 cm (26.38 in). Height: 84 cm (33.07 in). cjr
   
   
     

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     Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1545-1581 Painter, son of Pieter Pourbus. His work consists mainly of portraits and religious subjects, although he also executed a number of landscapes and history paintings. He worked mostly for the wealthy patrician class, and his work was instrumental in spreading the Romanism of Frans Floris (his teacher) throughout the Netherlands. It is probable that Frans Pourbus's earliest teaching was with his father in Bruges, but by 1564 he is recorded as working in the Antwerp studio of Floris. According to van Mander, Frans Pourbus and his fellow student Crispijn van den Broeck together completed an altarpiece by Floris after the latter's death in 1570. In 1566 Frans Pourbus married Susanna, a daughter of Cornelis Floris and niece of his master, and in 1569/70 he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke, though he retained his citizenship of Bruges. Gortzius Geldorp was his pupil in Antwerp in 1570. For Ghent Cathedral Frans painted Christ among the Doctors (the Viglius Altarpiece, 1571; in situ), which includes life-size portraits of Emperor Charles V, his son Philip, their secretary Viglius ab Aytta (d 1577), Jansenius, first Bishop of Ghent (d 1576), and the Duke of Alba. A decade later Pourbus executed the portrait of the Hoefnagel Family (c. 1581; Brussels, Mus. A. Anc.), shown grouped around a harpsichord playing musical instruments, in which the artist included a self-portrait (playing a lute) at the upper left. The picture was acquired in 1696 by Constantijn Huygens the younger from a cousin, a Hoefnagel descendant, in exchange for a horse; the young girl of 15 or 16 with a parrot in her hand was Huygens's grandmother. An inventory drawn up after Frans Pourbus death lists 20 portraits by him, many from the circle of the Duke of Anjou.