Crayer (or Creeyer), Gaspar De

Crayer (or Creeyer), Gaspar De a very eminent Flemish painter, was born at Brussels in l182, and studied for a short time under Raphael van Coxie of that city. One of his best pictures, for the refectory of the abbey of Affleghem, represents A Centurion Dismounting to Worship the Saviour. His principal painting is at Brussels, in the Church of Notre Dame, Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene; others in different churches are, The, Assumption, The Descent of the Holy Ghost, and The Resurrection. He died at Ghent, Jan. 27, 1669. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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