Lambert Lombard

Lambert Lombard (c. 1505 – August 1566) was a Renaissance painter, architect and theorist for the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. During his career he worked for Jan Gossaert in Middelburg and trained Frans Floris.

Lambert Lombard, self-portrait
Les Femmes Vertueuses

Lombard was born in Liège, where in 1532 he became court painter and architect. A few paintings and many drawings have been preserved.

In 1537 he was sent to Rome by Érard de La Marck, prince-bishop of Liège, to buy works of art, and he discovered the wonders of the Italian Renaissance. On his return he brought not only works of art, but also the new ideas concerning art and the position of the artist, to Liège.

His pupils were Frans Floris, Hendrick Goltzius, Willem Key, Dominicus Lampsonius, Jean Ramey [fr], and Lambert Zutman [fr].[1]

Dominicus Lampsonius wrote a biography of Lombard, The Life of Lambert Lombard.


External linksEdit

  Media related to Lambert Lombard at Wikimedia Commons

  • (in French) 2006 Lambert Lombard exposition
  • Lombard at World Wide Arts Resources
  • The Life of Lambert Lombard by Domenicus Lampsonius, original latin version (1565) on Google Books
  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Drawings and Prints, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes material on Lambert Lombard (see index)
  • The engravings of Giorgio Ghisi, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Lambert Lombard (see index)
  • Oger, Cécile; Allart, Dominique (2006). "La copie chez Lambert Lombard: Procédés et fonctions". In Verougstraete, Hélène; Couvert, Jacqueline; Schoute, Roger Van; Dubois, Anne (eds.). La peinture ancienne et ses procédés: copies, répliques, pastiches (in French). Peeters. pp. 249ff. ISBN 978-9-042-91776-7.