Johann Rudolf Bys

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Johann Rudolf Bys

(1660-1738)

Johann Rudolf Byss (1660–1738) was a Swiss painter credited with bringing the Netherlandish and Italian classic styles to the art sphere in Prague. He traveled to Germany, England and the Netherlands in the 1680s to study. In 1689, he became court painter to Count Hermann Jakob Cern.