Frans Pourbus the Elder

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Frans Pourbus the elder (1545 – 19 September 1581) was a Flemish Renaissance painter.

Pourbus was born in Bruges. He was known primarily for his religious and portrait painting and worked mainly in Antwerp. His father was painter Pieter Pourbus and his son was painter Frans Pourbus the younger. He died in Antwerp.

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