Bartholomeus Bruyn the Elder

1492/5 - 1555

Bruyn is recorded in the painters' guild of Cologne in 1518; he was probably at work there by 1515. There are altars documented as by Bruyn in Essen (1522-5) and Xanten (1529-34). Many portraits are attributed to him. He was influenced by the Master of the Death of the Virgin.