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(b ?Haarlem, ?c.1420; d Louvain [Leuven], 6 May 1475). Netherlandish painter. Bouts evidently spent his early career in Haarlem, but all his documented works were produced in Louvain, where he is first recorded in 1457 and was city painter from 1468. His major commissions there were the Last Supper altarpiece for the church of St Peter (1464–7, still in situ) and two panels (out of a projected set of four, left incomplete at Bouts's death) on the Justice of Emperor Otto for the town hall (1470–5, Mus.

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