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GUILLAUME,) a Belgian geographer, born in Brussels
in 1795. He published a "Universal Atlas," (6 vols.,
1825-27,) and other works. Died in 1869.

Vander Meer or Van der Meer, vin der maiR,
(JAN,) THE ELDER, a celebrated Dutch painter of marine
views and landscapes, was born at Rotterdam in 1627.
He was patronized by. the Prince of Orange, who made
him a councillor in 1674. Died about 1690.

Vander Meer, (JAN,) THE YOUNGER, son of the
preceding, was born in 1656. His landscapes with sheep
are greatly admired ; he also produced a number of
admirable etchings. His works are rare and highly
prized. Died in 1706.



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Van der Mersch. See MERSCH, VAN DEN.

Van der Monde, vtn d?R m6Nd or vON deR m6Nd',
(CHARLES AUGUSTIN,) a French physician, born at
Macao, China, in 1727- He published a "Dictionary
of Health," (Paris, I759-) Died ln '7 62 -

Van der Neer. (ARNOLD.) See NEER, VAN DER.

Van der Palm. See PALM.

Van der TTlft See ULFT, VAN DER.

Vandervelde, vSn'der-vel'deh, (ADRIAAN,) a Dutch
painter of high reputation, born at Amsterdam in 1639,
was a pupil of Wynants, and a son of Willem the Elder.
His favourite subjects were landscapes with cattle, in
which he excelled ; he also frequently painted the figures
in the pictures of Ruysdael, Van der Heyden, and others.
Died in 1672.

See CHARLES BLANC, " Histoire Acs Peintres."

Van der Velde, (!SAIAH.) See VELDE, VAN DER.

Van der Velde or Vandervelde, (WILLEM,) some-
times written also Vandevelde, called THE ELDER, a
celebrated marine painter, born at Leyden in 1610. He
entered the naval service at an early age, and in 1666
accompanied Admiral De Ruyter for the purpose of
making drawings of the engagements between the Dutch
and English fleets. Having acquired a very high repu-
tation by his designs, he was invited to England by
Charles II., who gave him the title of painter of sea-
fights to the king, and bestowed on him a pension. His
designs were, for the most part, executed with a pen
upon paper or prepared canvas, and some of them were
painted in oil by his son. Died in 1693.

See H. WALPOLK, "Anecdotes of Painting."

Van der Velde or Vandervelde, (WILLEM,) THE
YOUNGER, son of the preceding, was born at Amsterdam
in 1633. He was instructed by his father, whom he ex-
celled in sea-views. Among his master-pieces we may
name his " View of the Texel," "A Fresh Breeze," " The
Rising of the Gale," and " A Calm." He is regarded
by many connoisseurs as superior to any other artist in
his department. Died in 1707.

See CHARLKS BLANC. " ffistoire des Peintres."
Van der Werf or Vanderwerff, vtn'der-we'Rf,
(ADRIAAN,) a celebrated Dutch painter of portraits and
historical works, born near Rotterdam in 1659. He was
patronized by the Elector-Palatine John William, who
conferred on him the honour of knighthood and pur
chased
master

intheV

Van der Werf or Vanderwerff,(PiETER,) a painter,
born near Rotterdam in 1665, was a brother of Adriaan,
whom he imitated. Died in 1718.

Van der Weyde, vin'der-wi'deh, (ROGER,) a Flem-
ish painter of the fifteenth century, introduced great
improvements into the style of the Flemish school, both
in respect to design and expression. Among his bes\
works is a "Descent from the Cross." Died in 1529.
See " Lives of the Early Flemish Painters."
Van de Velde, van de vSl'de, (JAMES OLIVER,) D.D.
a bishop, born near Termonde, Belgium, April 3, 1795,
studied at Mechlin, where he was also a professor. In
1817 he removed to the United States, and became a pro-
fessor of belles-lettres at Georgetown College, and in
1827 was ordained a Catholic priest. In later years he
was professor of mathematics in the University of Sain
Louis, and in 1840 became its president. He enterec
the Society of Jesus in 1837. In 1849 he was consecratec
Bishop of Chicago, and in 1853 he was translated to the
see of Natchez. Died at Natchez, November 13, 1855.
Van de Weyer, vSn deh wi'er, (SYLVANUS or SYL
VAIN,) a Belgian diplomatist and lawyer, born at Lou
vain about 1802. He was a member of the provisiona
government formed in the revolution of 1830, anc
represented Belgium at the Conference of London
(1831.) On his return he became minister of foreign
affairs. He was prime minister for a short time ir>
1845-46. Died at London, Mav 23, 1874.
Van Diemen. See DIEMEN, VAN.
Van Dorn, (EARL,) an American general, born in Mis
sissippi about 1823, graduated at West Point in 1842.
He became a captain in 1855, and resigned his commis



ion early in 1861. He commanded the insurgents at
he battle of Pea Ridge, March 7 and 8, 1862. He at-
acked General Rosecrans at Corinth, October 3 and 4,
862, and was defeated with great loss. General Rose-
rans reported that his army killed and buried 1423, and
ook 2268 prisoners. General Van Dorn was killed in
a private quarrel by Dr. Peters in Maury county, Ten-
nessee, in May, 1863.

Vandyck. See VANDYKE.

Van Dyck, (PHILIPPE.) See DYCK.

Van Dyk, van dik, (HARRY STOE,) an English writer
>f prose and verse, born in London in 1798. He pub-
ished " The Gondola," and other works. Died in 1828.

Vandyke, Van Dyck, or Vandyck, vin-dlk', (Sii
ANTHONY,) a celebrated Flemish painter of portraits,
>orn at Antwerp, March. 22, 1599, was a son of a rich
merchant He began to study painting under Van Balen
n 1610, and afterwards became a pupil of Rubens about
615. According to a doubtful report, Rubens, incited
>y jealousy, advised Vandyke to confine himself to
jortraits. At the age of nineteen he was admitted into
he Academy of Antwerp. He visited Italy about 1622,
jassed several years at Venice, Genoa, Rome, and Flor-
:nce, and painted a number of portraits in those cities,
rlaving returned to Antwerp about 1627, he painted a
>icture of " Saint Augustine in Ecstasy," a picture of the
Crucifixion," and other historical works. Comment-
ng on his " Crucifixion," Sir Joshua Reynolds said,
'This picture, upon the whole, may be considered as
one of the finest (or first) pictures in the world, and gives
the highest idea of Vandyke's powers." Having been
nvited by Charles I., he went to England about 1632,
ind painted portraits of that king, who gave him an an-
nual pension of two hundred pounds in 1633, and the
:itle of painter to his majesty. Vandyke passed the rest
of his life in England, and married Mary, a daughter of
Lord Ruthven, Earl of Cowrie. His habits were luxu-
rious, and his style of living was magnificent He painted
with such rapidity and facility that his works are very
numerous, although his life was short. He is generally
considered the greatest portrait-painter of modern times
except Titian ; and some critics prefer him even to that
artist Among his master-pieces are " The Erection of
the Cross," a portrait of the Earl of Strafford and his
secretary, (at Wentworth House,) and a series of por-
traits of eminent artists of his time, which he painted
before he left Antwerp. Engravings of these, about one
hundred in number, have been published. He died in
London in December, 1641, leaving one child, Justiniana.
See WALPOLE, "Anecdotes of Painting in England;" DESCAMPS,

Vies des Peintres Flamands," etc. : CARPENTER, " Memoir of Sir
Anthony Van Dyck;" " Fraser's Magazine" for August, 1847.

Van Dyke, (HENRY,) an American clergyman,
born at Germantown, Philadelphia, in 1852. He
studied at Princeton and the University of Berlin, be-
came a pastor at Newport in 1878, and minister of the
Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, in 1882. He
was preacher to Harvard University 1890-92 and
1898-99, lecturer at Yale 1896, trustee of Princeton
University 1898. He wrote "The Poetry of Ten-
nyson," "The First Christmas-Tree," "The Builders,
and Other Poems," " The Lost Word," etc.

Vane, (Sir HENRY,) an English statesman, born in
Kent in 1589. He was elected a member of Parliament
about 1615, and was appointed cofferer to the Prince
of Wales by James I. At the accession of Charles I. he
became a member of the privy council. In 1631 he was
sent as ambassador to Denmark and Sweden. He was
appointed principal secretary of state in 1640 or 1639.
In consequence of his hostility to the Earl of Strafford,
he was removed, and became an adherent of the Parlia-
ment Died in 1654.

See CLARENDON, " History of the Great Rebellion."

Vane, (Sir HENRY,) THE YOUNGER, often called Sir
HARRY VANE, a republican statesman, bom in 1612, was
the eldest son of the preceding. He studied for a short
time at Oxford, from which he went to Geneva, and
returned borne a zealous adversary of the liturgy and
government of the Church of England. By the pro-
fession of such opinions he incurred the displeasure
of his father. For the sake of religious liberty, he



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emigrated in 1635 to Massachusetts. He was electe

Governor of the colony in 1636, and " manifested," say

Forster, "a firmness, energy, and wisdom truly remarl

able in one of his early age and previous history." H

offended the majority of the colony by his advocac

of universal toleration, and returned to England i

1637, soon after which he married Frances Wray. I

November, 1640, he became a member of the Lon

Parliament, in which he efficiently promoted the con

demnation of the Earl of Strafford by evidence whic

he furnished. He found in his father's cabinet a memo

randum of a council at which Strafford had proposed t

employ the Irish army to redace England to obedience

Vane was a leader of the Independents, and a frienc

of Milton. On the death of Pym (1643) the chief direc

tion of civil affairs devolved on Vane. He disapprovec

the policy of the execution of the king, but expressec

no opinion of its abstract justice. In February, 1645

he was appointed a member of the council of state

and in the next month was placed at the head of the

naval department. The efficiency and victories of the

navy arc ascribed partly to his administrative talents

He opposed the usurpation of Cromwell, who, as hi.

soldiers were dissolving the Parliament, in April, 1653

exclaimed, " The Lord deliver me from Sir Harry Vane 1'

Vane afterwards passed several years in retirement, anc

wrote works entitled "The Retired Man's Meditation,'

(1655,) and a "Healing Question Propounded and Re

solved," (1656.) At the restoration he was exceptec

from the indemnity or act of amnesty. Having beet

confined in prison about two years, he was tried foi

treason in June, 1662, and convicted, after an able speech

in his own defence. Charles II. wrote to Clarendon

that Vane "was too dangerous a man to let live." He

met death with the most intrepid courage and firmness

"He was," says Clarendon, "a man of extraordinary

parts, a pleasant wit, a great understanding, which

pierced into and discerned the purposes of other men

with wonderful sagacity. ... If he were not superior

to Mr. Hampden, he was inferior to no other man in ali

mysterious artifices."




Van Effen. See EFFEN, VAN.

Van El'ten, (HENDRIK DIRK KRUSEMAN.) a Dutch-
American painter, born at Alkmaar, in the Netherlands,
November 14, 1829.. He studied art in Haarlem under
C. Lieste, and in 1865 removed to New York. In 1883
he was made a full member of the National Academy.
He has won many American and foreign honours and
distinctions for his pictures and etchings.

Van Erpen. See ERPENIUS.

Vanetti. See VANNETTI.

Van Eyck. See EYCK, (HUBERT and JOHN.)

Van Galen. See GALF.N, VAN.

Vangerow, von, fon fang'eh-fo', (KARL ADOLF,) a
German jurist, born near Marburg in 1808. He suc-
ceeded Thibaut as professor of Roman law at Heidel-
berg in 1840, and in 1849 was rnade a privy councillor.
lie published a "Manual of the Pandects," and other
legal works. Died in November, 1870.

Van Goyen. See GOYEN, VAN.

Van Helmont. See HELMONT, VAN.

Van Helt-Stoccade. See STOCCADE.

Van Hoek. See HOF.K, VAN.

Van Huevel, vSn hii'vel, (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a Belgian
physician, born at Brussels m 1802. He invented a
pelvimeter and a forceps saw. Died June 20, 1883.

Van Huysum. See HITVSUM, VAN.

Vaniere, vS'ne^aiR', [Lat. VANIE'RUS,] (JACQUES,) a
Frencb Jesuit and Latin poet, born near Be'ziers, in
Languedoc, in 1664. He gained a high reputation by
his Latin poems, the most important of which is his
"Rural Estate," (" Prnedium Rusticum," 1707.) In this
poem he imitated Virgil with considerable success. He
was professor of humanities in several colleges. Died
at Toulouse in 1739.

See P&RB LOMBARD, "Vie du Pere Vaniere," 1739; MOR^RI
Dictiormaire Historique."

Vanicrua. See VANIKRB.



Vanini, vj.nee'nee, [Lat. VANI'NUS,] (T.uciuo.) an
Italian philosopher and skeptic, born at Taurisano in
1585. According to some authorities, he was a priest
in his youth. He travelled in Germany, France, and
England, and taught philosophy for a short time at
Genoa. His enemies admit that he was eloquent and
learned. In 1616 he published at Paris a pantheistic
work, entitled "On the Admirable Secrets of Nature,
the Queen and Goddess of Mortals," etc., (" Oe admi!
randis Nature Reginas Deaeque Mortalium Arcanis,")
which the Sorbonne condemned to be burned. He
removed to Toulouse in 1617, was accused of atheism,
and put to death in 1619.




Vaninua. See VANINI.

Vanir, vi'njr, the plural of Van or Vana, [from
vanr, "empty," cognate with the Latin z-anus, the pri-
mary meaning of which is the same.l in the Norse
mythology, a peculiar class of beings, whose habitation
and empire is "the empty, vast, and wandering air."
They rule over the atmosphere, the weather, and the
sea. Their dwelling-place or kingdom is termed Vana-
heim, (i.e. the " home of the Vanir.") The principal per-
sonage among them is Njord, the god of the winds, who,
though born and bred in Vanaheim, was given by the
Vanir as a hostage to the ^Esir, among whom he is now
numbered. The Vanir are said to have been originally
hostile to the gods of Asgard, but were subsequently
reconciled to them. This statement may be thus ex-
plained. The capricious and uncertain movements of
the atmosphere seem naturally hostile to the regularity
and order which are the especial attributes of the gods
or y'Esir. But when, inspired by the gods, men, by
superior skill in navigation, were enabled to take advan-
tage of the winds, notwithstanding their irregularity, the
Vanir, the types of uncertainty, were said to be recon-
ciled with the v'Esir, the representatives of order and
skill. (See ^EsiRand JOTUNS.) That Freyia (the goddess
of love) was the daughter of a Vana prince, would seem
:o allude to the aerial character of those charms which
nspire the passion of love, as well as to the well-known
caprice and inconstancy of lovers.

See THOKTE, " Northern Mythology," vol. i. : KRYSRR, "Rs.
igion of the Northmen ;" PETERSEN, " Nordisk Mythologi."

Van Lennep. See LENNEP, VAN.

Vanloo, vin-lo', (ABRAHAM Louis,) a Dutch painter,
born at Amsterdam about 1641, was the father of Charles
and Jean Baptiste, noticed below. Died at Aix in 1713.

Vanloo, voN'16', (CHARLES ANDRE, or CARLE,) a
"rench painter, born at Nice in 1705, was a brother of
'ean Baptiste, noticed below. He studied at Rome,
where he painted his "Apotheosis of Saint Isidore."
After his return he became director of the Academy of
? ine Arts, (1751,) and first painter to the king, (1762.)
Died in 1765.

See DANnRd-BARDON. "Vie de Carle Vanloo." 1765 ; FONTAINS-
^ALHRRHR, " Eloge de C. Vanloo," 1767; "Nouvelle Biographic
r 'e'ne'rale."

Vanloo, (FRANCOIS,) a French painter, born at Aix
n 1711, was a son of Jean Baptiste, noticed below. He
pas a promising artist, when he was killed by accident
ear Turin in 1733.

Vanloo, (JACOB,) a Dutch painter, born at Ecluse in
614, was the father of Abraham Louis, noticed above.
)ied in Paris in 1670.

Vanloo, (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a celebrated French
ainter, of Flemish extraction, was born at Aix, in
'rovence, in 1684. He resided many years in Paris,
?here he was patronized by the Duke of Orleans. He
cquired the highest reputation by his portraits, and was
ppointed in 1735 professor in the Academy of Arts. In
738 he visited London, where, according to Horace
Valpole, "he soon bore away the chief business of
jondon from every other painter." He also executed
everal historical pictures of great merit. Died in 1746.

See CHARLES BLANC, " Histoire des Peintres;" "Nouvelle Bio-
sphie Ge'ne'rale."

Vanloo, (JULES CESAR DENIS,) a landsrape-painter,



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born in Paris in 1743, was a son of Charles Andr^,
noticed above. Died in 1821.

Vanloo, (Louis MICHEL,) a French portrait-painter,
born at Toulon in 1707, was a son of Jean Baptiste,
noticed above. Invited by the king, Philip V., he went
to Madrid in 1736, and was appointed court painter.
He returned to Paris about 1748. Died in 1771.

Van Loon, vSn Ion, (GERARD,) a Dutch historian
and antiquary, born at Leyden in 1683. He published,
besides other works, a " History of the Netherlands from
1555 to 1716," (4 vols., 1723,) which is commeiided.

Van Loon, (THEODORE.) See LOON.

Van Mander. See MANPER, VAN.

Vau Mil'dert, (WILLIAM,) an English prelate, born
in London in 1765. lie studied at Oxford, where he
afterwards became regius professor of theology. He
was made Hishop of Llandaff in 1819, and of Durham
in 1826. He was the author of a "Life of Waterland,"
and several other works. Died in 1836.

Van Moer, (JEAN BAPTISTE,) a Belgian painter, born
at Brussels about 1815.

Van Mons. See MONS.

Van Ness, (CORNELIUS P.,) LL.D., born in Vermont
in 1781, was elected Governor of that State in 1822,
and was twice re-elected. He was minister to Spain
under President Jackson from 1829 to 1838. Died in
Philadelphia in 1852.

Van Ness, (WILLIAM W.,) an American jurist, born
at Claverack, New York, in 1775. He was a judge of
the supreme court of New York from 1807 to 1822.
Died in 1823.

Vaunetti, vSn-net'tee, or Vanetti, va-net'tee, (CLE-
MENTINO,) an Italian author, born at Roveredo in 1754,
was a son of a poet named Giuseppe Valeriano Van-
netti. He wrote numerous works in prose and verse,
among which are poetical epistles and biographies. His
poetry was admired by some critics. Died in 1795.

Van Neve, vSn na'veh, (FRANCIS,) a Flemish painter
and engraver, born at Antwerp in 1627, studied at Rome.
He painted history and landscapes, and produced good
etchings of his own designs.

Vanni, van'nee, (ANDREA,) an Italian painter, born
at Sienna, flourished about 1370-1410.

Vanni, (FRANCESCO,) an Italian painter and engraver,
born at Sienna in 1565. He studied at Rome, and imi-
tated the style of Baroccio so successfully that his works
are often mistaken for those of that artist. Among his
master-pieces we may name the " Death of Saint Ce-
cilia," " Simon Magus rebuked by Peter," and " Saint
Raimond walking on the Sea." Died in 1609.

See LANZI, " History of Painting in Italy;" "Nouvelle Bio-
graphie Gt-ne'rale."

Vanni, (GIOVANNI BATTISTA,) an Italian painter,
born in 1599, is supposed to have been a native of Flor-
ence. He made admirable copies of the works of
Titian, Correggio, and others, and was also skilled in
engraving. Died in 1660.

Vanni, (MICHAEL ANGELO,) an Italian painter, born
at Sienna in 1583, was a son of Francesco, noticed
above. He was not equal to his father. Died in 1671.

Vanni, (RAPHAEL,) an able Italian painter, born at
Sienna in 1596, was a son of Francesco, and a pupil of
Annibal Caracci. He worked at Rome and Sienna.
Died in 1673.

Vannucci. See PERUGINO.

Vannucci, van-noot'chee, (Arro,) an Italian scholar,
born December i, 1808. He was a Latin professor at
Florence, and afterwards was a member of the Italian
Senate. Besides classical text-books, he published
"Studii storici e morali," (1834,) "Early Ages of Flor-
entine Liberty." (1853-61,) "Martyrs of Italian Liberty,"
" Ancient History of Italy," and a " Life of S. B. Nicco-
lini," (1866.) Died in 1883.

Van ObstaL, vjn op'stil, or Van Opstal. (GERARD,)
a Flemish sculptor, born at Antwerp in 1597; died in
Paris in 1663.

Van Oort See NOORT.

Van Cost, (JACOB.) See OOST, VAN.

Van Os, (JAN.) See Os, VAN.

Van Ostade. See OSTADE, VAN.

Van Praet. See PRAET, VAN.



Van Rensselaer, van reVse)-ler,(C6RT'LAND,) D.D.,
an American Presbyterian divine, born at Albany in 1808,
was a son of General Stephen Van Uensselaer, noticed
below. He died in 1860, leaving a collection of "Essays
and Discourses," etc., (1861.)

Van Rensselaer, (lltNKY K.,) an American patriot,
jorn probably in New York State about 1744. He served
as colonel in the Revolutionary war, and became general
of militia. Died at Albany in 1816.

Van Reusselaer, (PniLiP S.,) an American magis-
trate, distinguished for his benevolence, was born abuul
1766. He was mayor of Albany for twenty-three years,
ind the principal founder of the Academy of Albany.
Died in 1824.

See the " National Portrait-Gallery of Distinguished Americans/

Van Rensselaer, (SOLOMON,) an American officer,
son of Henry K., noticed above, was born at Albany in
1764 or 1774. He served in the war of 1812. He was
elected to Congress in 1819. Died at Albany in 1852.

Van Rensselaer, (STEPHEN,) LI.l)., called "the
Patroon," a distinguished American statesman ar.d
soldier, born in New York in 1764. Having for six
years filled the office of Lieutenant-Governor of the State,
tie was appointed to command the New York militia in
the war of 1812. He co-operated with De Witt Clinton,
n the work of the Erie Canal, being president of the
board of commissioners for fifteen years. He founded
in 1824 the Rensselaer Institute (now the Polytechnic
School) at Troy, and was distinguished for his zeal in
the cause of science. He was also chancellor of the
State University. Died in 1839.

See " Discourse on the Life, etc of Stephen Van Rensselaer," by
D. D. BERNARD. - .

Van Santen. See SANTEN, VAN.

Van Sant'voord, (GEORGE,) an American lawye'
and littlratfar, born at Belleville, New Jersey, in 1819,
has published a "Life of Algernon Sidney," (iSji,)
"Lives of the Chief Justices of the United States,"
(1854,) and several legal works. Died March 6, 1863.

Van Schendel, van sKeVdel, (PETRUS,) a dis-
tinguished Belgian painter, born at Breda in 1806. His
market-scenes, and interiors illuminated with fire, moon-
light, or lamps, are master-pieces. Died in 1870.

Van-sit'tart, (NICHOLAS,) Lord Bexley, an English
politician, born in London in 1766, was distinguished as
a financier. He was chancellor of the exchequer from
1812 to 1823, and was made a baron in the latter year.
Died in 1851.

Vansomer, van'so'mer, (PAUL,) a skilful Flemish
portrait-painter, born at Antwerp about 1575, settled
in England, where he was liberally patronized by the
nobility. Among his principal works are portraits of
James I., Lord Bacon, and William, Earl of Pembroke.
Died in 1621.

Vanstabel, viN'strbel', (PIF.RRB JEAN,) a French
admiral, born at Dunkirk in 1746. He rendered im-
portant services in 1793 by convoying one hun.li-<:d
and seventy merchant-vessels from the United States 'o
Brest. Died in 1797.

Van Stork. See STOKK, VAN.

Van Swanevelt See SWANEVELT, VAN.

Van Swieten. See SWIETEN, VAN.

Van Thulden. See THULDEN, VA.-*,

Van Tronip. See TROMP, VAN.

Vanucchi. See SARTO, PEL.

VanuccL See PERUGINO.

Vanuden, vS-nu'den, (LUCAS,) a Flemish landscape-
painter, born at Antwerp in 1595, was sometimes em-
ployed by Rubens to paint the backgrounds to his
pictures. He also produced a number of admirable
etchings. Died about 1672.

Van Utrecht, vSn u'tK?Kt, (AriRlAAN,) a Flemish
painter of still life, was born at Antwerp in 1599. His
delineations of flowers, fruit, game, etc. were unsur-
passed, and command very high prices. Died in 1651.

Van Veen, (MARTIN.) See HEEMSKERK.

Van Veen, van van, ( Lat, VAE'NIUS or O TTOVE'NIUS,')
(OTHO,) a Dutch painter, born at Leyden about I55<X
studied at Rome under Zucchero. He afterwards founded
an Academy at Antwerp, and numbered Rubens among
his pupils. lie painted several historical pieces, and a



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full-length portrait of Alexander Farnese, Duke of


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Online LibraryJoseph ThomasUniversal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology (Volume 2) → online text (page 366 of 425)