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Werner van den Valckert

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Nationality  Netherlands
Known for  Painting
Role  Painter

Name  Werner den
Movement  Baroque
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Full Name  Werner van den Valckert
Born  1585Amsterdam
Died  1627, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Artwork  Three Regentesses and the ‘House Mother’ of the Amsterdam Lepers’ Asylum

Periods  Baroque, Dutch Golden Age

Werner van den Valckert (ca. 1585 - after 1635) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

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Biography

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Though he was born in Amsterdam, he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in the Hague between 1600 - 1605. By 1614 he had moved to Amsterdam, because his daughter was baptized there. His earliest dated etchings are from 1612. His surviving paintings are historical allegories and portraits. He also made a prestigious schutterstuk, which features the Amsterdam burgermeester Albert Burgh.

According to Houbraken, he was a student of Hendrik Goltzius. He painted a series of 4 paintings showing a doctor as angel, Christ, a man, and the devil; these were all based on engravings by Goltzius. These paintings are now in the possession of the Boerhaave Museum, which has other similar series on display. He also made a series of 4 paintings about relief for the poor, now in the possession of the Amsterdam Historical Museum.

According to the RKD, his pupil was Andries Jeremias.

References

Werner van den Valckert Wikipedia


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