Janssens, Abraham

Janssens, Abraham an eminent Flemish painter was born at Antwerp in 1569, and at an early age executed a number of works for the churches of Flanders, which rank him among the ablest artists of the Flemish school. His paintings in the Church of the Carmelites at Antwerp, representing The Virgin and the Infant, and The Entombment, are highly commended. In the cathedral at Ghent is an Ecce Homo, and a Descent from the Cross worthy of Rubens himself. His masterpiece is the Resurrection of Lazarus, in the collection of the elector-palatine. He probably died in 1631. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. cf the Fine Arts, s.v.

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