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old master

an eminent artist of an earlier period, especially from the 15th to the 18th centuries.
a work by such an artist.
Origin of old master
1945-50 Unabridged
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  • In the confinement of his room he made copies after prints of old master paintings.
British Dictionary definitions for old master

old master

one of the great European painters of the period 1500 to 1800
a painting by one of these
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