Barbari, Jacopo de'
Barbari, Jacopo de' yä´kōpō dā bärbä´rē [key], c.1440–1516, Germano-Dutch painter and engraver, b. Venice. Barbari was a major link between North European and Italian art his and Dürer's works reveal a mutual influence. After 1500 he was court painter to rulers in principalities in Germany and the Netherlands, painting portraits, genre scenes, and complex allegorical works. He also showed great skill as an engraver, often treating mythological subjects and the nude. Barbari's still life Dead Bird (1504) is in Munich. His name is also given as Jacob Walch.
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