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Netherlandish family of artists active in Antwerp. The most important members were the brothers Cornelis (b Antwerp, c.1514; d Antwerp, 20 Oct. 1575) and Frans (b Antwerp, 1519/20; d Antwerp, 1 Oct. 1570). Both spent some time in Rome and returned to Antwerp with a desire to emulate the Italian Renaissance manner. Cornelis was an architect and sculptor and also published engravings of Italianate motifs, which were used by many northern artists.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)