Melchior Feselen

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Adoration of the Magi (black-and-white reproduction of colour original), 1522, now in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Melchior Feselen, an historical painter, of Passau, lived at the same time as Altdorfer, whose works he imitated with assiduity. Though he was inferior to that artist, his paintings are rich in composition, with a great number of figures highly finished, and in a style quite peculiar to himself. He died at Ingolstadt in 1538. Among his paintings there are:

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  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Feselen, Melchior". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.