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(b ?Maubeuge, c.1478; d ?Antwerp, 1 Oct. 1532). Netherlandish painter, probably from Maubeuge (now in France), from which his name ‘Mabuse’ derives. In 1503 he became a master in the Antwerp painters' guild, and a few years afterwards he entered the service of Philip of Burgundy (illegitimate son of Duke Philip the Good and later bishop of Utrecht). In 1508–9 he was part of Philip's retinue when he visited Rome as ambassador to the Vatican.

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