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Lorenzo de' Medici

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The Nativity

Barthel Bruyn the Elder


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Artist Biography

Bartholomäus Bruyn (1493-1555), usually called Barthel Bruyn or Barthel Bruyn the Elder was a German Renaissance painter. He painted altarpieces and portraits, and was Cologne’s foremost portrait painter in the sixteenth century. During the early part of his career in Cologne, Bruyn painted a series of small panels; seven in this series, including the The Nativity and The Adoration of the Kings, illustrate the life of Christ and another series from about the same period depict the lives of the saints. All include a shield but in only a few has the coat-of-arms been completed. That in the Nativity belongs to the Counts of Manderschied-Blakenheim, an important family from the Eifel area, and although it is not possible to say for certain who the donor was it may have been Countess Elisabeth von Manderschied, Abbess of the Nunnery of Saint Cecilia in Cologne.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

Postage & Packaging

Standard Delivery

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3-5 working days for UK
4-7 working days for Europe
7-10 working days for USA, Canada, Fast East, Australasia and the rest of the world.

Delivery Prices

Standard UK delivery from £3.50
Europe & the rest of the world from £8.00
All prints will be tissue wrapped, bubble wrapped and packed into robust cardboard tubes.

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