1561 in art
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The year 1561 in art involved some significant events and new works.
- Sculptors Bernhard and Arnold Abel are recorded as working at the Imperial Court in Vienna.
- Juan Bautista Vázquez the Elder moves to Seville to complete an altarpiece, and remains there to work.
- Michelangelo ceases work on the Pietà Firenze.
- Alessandro Allori – Portrait of a Young Man (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
- Jacopo Bassano – The Journey of Jacob
- Titian – Mary Magdalene
- Paolo Veronese – Muse with a Lyre
- date unknown
- Cornelis Danckerts de Ry, Dutch architect and sculptor (died 1634)
- Johann Theodor de Bry, Flemish painter and engraver (died 1623)
- Zacharias Dolendo, Dutch engraver (died 1601)
- Antonio Mohedano, Spanish painter of the Renaissance period (died 1625)
- Tobias Verhaecht, landscape painter and draughtsman in Italy and Antwerp (died 1631)
- February - Roque Balduque, French sculptor (date of birth unknown)
- March 4 - Lancelot Blondeel, Bruges-based Flemish painter (born 1498)
- November 8 - Ippolito Costa, Italian painter (born 1506)
- date unknown
- Alonso Berruguete, Spanish painter, sculptor and architect (born 1488)
- Simon Bening, miniature painter of the Ghent-Bruges school (born 1483)
- Hans Bocksberger der Ältere, Austrian painter (born 1510)
- Paul Dax, Austrian artist (born 1503)
- Battista Franco Veneziano, Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker in etching (born c.1510)