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Hendrik met de
Bles

Netherlands 
1510−1555
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Painter - marianist era Flemish Northern Renaissance. Worked in Antwerp. Specialized in landscapes with human figures, also known under the name of Herri Patinir. About his life little is known, but in 1535 it under the name of Herri Patinir joined the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke. Herri met de Bles is just his nickname, meaning the "Herri with the white hair", and it is usually assumed that he was some relative of Joakina Patinira, which, of course, had on him a certain influence. Signed his works have not survived. His paintings were popular with Italian collectors, who called him "Civetta" ("Owl") because he often included in his paintings of images of this bird.

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