Heinrich Lautensack

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Heinrich Lautensack (1522-1590) was a German painter and goldsmith.

Lautensack was born at Bamberg in 1522. He was a son of Paul Lautensack, with whom he went to Nuremberg whilst young. In 1550 he went to Frankfurt, where he established the first collection of paintings, and in 1553 published a treatise on "Perspective". He died at Frankfurt in 1590. Some plates are attributed to him, but on very insufficient grounds; they are in the style of Hans Sebald Beham, though much inferior.

Lautensack's brother Hans was also a printmaker.


This article incorporates text from the article "LAUTENSACK, Heinrich" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.