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Joos van Cleef

Cleef or Cleve, Joos van (yōs vän klāf, klāˈvə) [key], c.1485–1540, Flemish portrait painter. Much of his life was spent in Antwerp. He is often identified with the Master of the Death of the Virgin from altarpieces in Munich and Cologne. Portraits of Henry VIII (Hampton Court) and Francis I (Johnson Coll., Philadelphia) are attributed to him. A Holy Family by Joos is in the National Gallery, London.

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