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(b ?c.1520; d ?London, ?1574). Netherlandish painter, active mainly in England. He is first documented in Antwerp in 1540 and had settled in England by 1549. About 30 of his paintings survive, almost all portraits (there are also a few allegories), dating from 1549 to 1570. He is known also to have painted for pageants and masques. Although his work is uneven, he was the outstanding figure in the history of English painting in the mid-16th century.

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