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Leonaert

Bramer

Artistic period 1601 to 1650

Nationality

Dutch

Birth

1596 (Delft)

Death

1674 (Delft)

Biography

Leonaert Bramer (* 24. December 1596 in Delft; † 10. February 1674 ebenda) was a Dutch painter of genre pictures, religious and mythological scenes, and historical pictures. As a painter and draughtsman, he is highly esteemed above all for nocturnal scenes that show a preference for exotic costume details and dramatic stagings. Bramer is regarded as one of the most fascinating personalities of Dutch art in the 17th century.