Cornelis Van Caukercken

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Cornelis van Caukercken (10 March 1626, Antwerp - 1680, Bruges) was a Flemish engraver and printseller.


Pieter Meert, from Het Gulden Cabinet.

He was a printseller and engraver, based in Antwerp,[1] who made plates of portraits, and other subjects, after the works of Rubens, Van Dyck, and other Flemish painters.[2] Writing at the end of the 18h century, Joseph Strutt said of his engravings:

He worked entirely with the graver, in a heavy laboured style, without much taste. He usually crossed his second strokes squarely upon the first, which mode requires more exquisite handling of the graver than Caukerken possessed, to render the effect agreeable."[1]

Strutt also describes Caukerken's drawing as "defective", while conceding that "some of his best prints are not devoid of merit."[1]


Various subjects[edit]

  • The Dead Christ in the lap of the Virgin after Annibale Carracci.
  • The Dead Christ, with the Virgin, Magdalene, and St. John after Van Dyck.
  • The Descent of the Holy Ghost after Van Dyck.
  • Charity, with three Children after Van Dyck.
  • Roman Charity after Rubens.
  • St. Anne teaching the Virgin after Rubens.
  • The Martyrdom of St. Lievin after Rubens. The best impressions are those before the name of De Hollander.
  • A Woman suckling an Infant; after A. Diepenbeeck.
  • Boors in a Tavern; after J. Molenaer.


  1. ^ a b c Strutt, Joseph (1786). "Cornelius van Cauckeren". A Biographical Dictionary Containing All the Engravers, From the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Day 1. London: Robert Faulder. p. 188. 
  2. ^ Bryan,1886-9


This article incorporates text from the article "CAUKERCKEN, Cornelis van" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.

(I)] at the RKD database