- Antonis Mor
- Also known as
primary name: Mor, Antonis
other name: Mor van Dashorst, Antonis
other name: More, Anthony
other name: Moro, Antonio
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Dutch; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, mainly of portraits, born Utrecht and trained under Jan van Scorel (q.v.). Active in Flanders, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and England. After 1547, patronized by the influential Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, member of Charles V's court, who helped bring the artist to international notice. Sent to Lisbon (1550) to paint the Portuguese royal family and spent the next several years travelling between the courts of the Iberian Peninsula. Named an official court painter of Philip II of Spain (1554) and removed to Brussels (1554-59) before returning to Spain for a final period (1559-61). Divided the 1560s between Utrecht and Brussels working for Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Margaret of Parma, and the Duke of Alba. Moved to Antwerp (1573), where he remained until his death. His portrait style- sombre, isolated subjects, exquisite attention to detail, and a neutral ground- became extremely influential and its effects were long felt, especially in portraits of the Spanish Habsburgs well into the seventeenth century. See the portraits of 'Mary Tudor' (1554, Museo del Prado, Madrid) and that of the young 'Alessandro Farnese' (1561, Meadows Museum, Dallas) for examples.
- J. Woodall, 'Anthonis Mor: Art and Authority', Zwolle 2007.
T. Coppens, 'Antonius Mor: Hofschilder van Karel V', 1999.