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Frans Menton

c. 1550 – ca. 1615, Alkmaar

Very little is known about the painter and engraver, Frans Menton. According to Carel van Mander, who knew the artist personally, he was apprenticed as a young man to Frans Floris in Antwerp. From 1580 Menton lived and worked in his native city of Alkmaar in the northern Netherlands, where he apparently earned himself a reputation as a portrait painter. None of his portraits have survived, however.