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Frans Francken the Younger

1581–1642, Antwerp

Frans Francken II was the pupil of his father Frans I (1542–1616) and the best-known member of this influential Antwerp painter dynasty. After setting up as an independent master in his native city in 1605 he created an impressive oeuvre of paint ings in the course of his career. Francken painted Biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes, favouring small-format panels or copper plates.