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Leyden, Lucas van

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018

Lucas van Leyden (1494–1533) was a remarkably prolific and versatile artist who tried his hand at a variety of techniques. During his relatively short life he created more than two hundred engravings, woodcuts and etchings. At least fifteen paintings are securely attributed to him, as well as a number of drawings. His claim to fame rests on his contribution to the development of allegorical genre, innovation in religious iconography, and his relentless experimenting with half-length figures and…

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