Cornelius van Cleve

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Virgin and Child (about 1550), exposed at the Fitzwilliam Museum.[1]

Cornelis (Sotte Cleef) van Cleve (or van Cleef ) (1520, in Anvers - 1567)[2] was a Netherlandish painter.

He was the son of Joos van Cleve. From a 1604 writing by Karel van Mander, in he is misnamed Joos van Cleef geheeten den Sotten Cleef, we learn that Sotte Cleef moved to England[clarification needed] around 1555, where he managed to get some commission from the royal court.

Works[edit]

His painting L'adoration des mages, descends from the tradition of Joos van Cleve. In general his paintings show influences from Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Sarto.[3]

His painting Virgin and Child is exposed at the Fitzwilliam Museum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ Leo van Puyvelde (1942) The Flemish drawings in the collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle p.13
  3. ^ Henri Pauwels, in Dictionnaire des Peintres Belges, Kirk Irpa, 1994

Further reading[edit]

  • C. Justi, Der Fall Cleve, in Jb der preuss. Kunstsmlg., 16, 1895, p. 32.
  • G. Hulin de Loo, Conjecture touchant le Sotte Cleve, in Petite Rev. illustrée de l'Art et de l'Archéol. en Flandre, 1903, pp. 87–91, 115-118.
  • M. J. Friedländer, Nachtträgliches zu Cornelis van Cleve, in Oud Holland, LX, 1943, pp. 7–14; E.N.P., IXa, 1972, pp. 44, 49-50, 72-74.