Lucas de Heere
De Heere, a Protestant, was born in Ghent, and became a refugee from the Dutch Revolt against Philip II of Spain, who tried to suppress Protestantism. De Heere had to flee to England, where he became an elder of the Dutch stranger church of Austin Friars. After the Pacification of Ghent in 1576 he was able to return home, if only for a while. He was once again forced to leave the city in 1584 when Ghent surrendered to Spanish Habsburg forces.
He was very popular during his career and became immensely rich. His portrait of Katheryn of Berain is held by the National Museum Cardiff. He painted a head of Philip II from the life in 1553, as a letter of Cardinal Granvelle documents; this is presumed to be the painting now in the Prado.
- Museo del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, 1996, p. 172-3, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Madrid, No ISBN
- "Stonehenge, Corte Beschryvinghe van Engheland, Schotland, ende Irland | British Library - Picturing Places". The British Library. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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