Master of the Prodigal Son

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Christ and his disciples in a landscape

The Master of the Prodigal Son, also Monogrammist LK, Leonart Kroes, Pseudo-Lombard or Master of Tobias (c.1530 – c.1560), was an Early Netherlandish painter.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Antwerp and is considered to have run a workshop there with several pupils. His name is derived from a painting in Vienna.[1] He is known for landscapes and religious works, and possibly travelled to Rome.[1] Though a monogram of "LK" was discovered in one of his paintings, to conclude that this person was the Leonart Kroes mentioned as teacher in Karel van Mander's biography of Gillis van Coninxloo is incorrect.[2]

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