A Panoramic Mountain Landscape, with a City, possibly Frankfurt, beyond
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Lucas van Valckenborch ( Leuven c.1530 - Frankfurt am Main 1597 )
On 26 August 1560 Van Valckenborch joined the painters’ guild in Mechelen, and Jaspar van der Linden is subsequently recorded as his pupil on 30 August 1564. Van Valckenborch later married and had a son, Marten van Valckenborch II (1566 - Vienna, 1597), also a painter, before fleeing to Liège in 1566 and then to Aachen, where his brother Marten I had settled. In 1574-5 he returned to Antwerp and, in 1579, became court painter to the Habsburg archduke, Matthias, governor of the Spanish Netherlands in Brussels from 1577 to 1582 and later Emperor (reg 1612–19). In or after 1582 he followed Matthias to Linz, finally rejoining his relatives in Frankfurt in 1592–3.