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Benson Ambrosius



Ambrosius Benson      Pages: 1-2

(1495 - 1550)

Ambrosius Benson was born in Italy but began working in Bruges in 1518. Initially, he worked as an assistant to Gerard David. His paintings were successful in the Italian and Spanish markets and were created specifically for export to those locations. He painted primarily religious paintings but also produced some portraits.

Mary Magdalene
c. 1530




Portrait de Marguerite d'Autriche


Portrait of Cornelius de Schepper and his Wife


Portrait of Cornelius de Schepper and his Wife


Virgin and Child with Saints


Santo Domingo de Guzman


Judith with the Head of Holofernes
(Ambrosius Benson and Workshop)




The Concert after the Meal


The Virgin and Child


The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne


Elegant Couples Dancing in a Landscape


The Magdalen reading. c. 1525


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