Liemaeker, Nicolas

Liemaeker, Nicolas (called the Rose), an eminent Flemish painter, was born at Ghent in 1575, and first studied under Mark Gerards, and, after the death of that master, with Ottovenius. The name of Rose was given him when a boy on account of his ruddy cheeks. He was one of the most eminent painters of the Flemish school, and his works are in almost every town in the Low Countries. He painted sacred and historical subjects. In the Church of St. Nicholas, at Ghent, are two of his best works, The Good Samaritan, and The Fall of the Rebel Angels, which last is considered his masterpiece. Also in the Church of St. James are several of his works, one of which is a grand composition, representing The Last Judgment. He died at Ghent in 1647. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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