Jean Edelinck

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Thetys cave, central group, 1678 engraving of a sculpture by François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin

Jan, or Jean Edelinck (c.1640 – 1680), was an engraver from the Southern Netherlands who worked in Paris.


Edelinck was the brother of Gerard Edelinck, and probably younger than the latter, was born at Antwerp, but in what year is not known. He preceded his brother to Paris, and there engraved several plates in imitation of his style. Although very unequal to the works of his brother, his prints are not without considerable merit. He died in Paris in 1680. He engraved several of the statues in the gardens at Versailles, and there are also by him: The Portrait of Isbrandus de Diemerbroeck, a famous anatomist; after Romeyn de Hooghe. The Deluge; after Alessandro Turchi. This plate was finished after his death by his youngest brother, Gaspard François Edelinck.[1]



This article incorporates text from the article "EDELINCK, Jean" 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.