Christoffel van Sichem

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Engraved portrait of Balthasar Hubmaier

Christoffel van Sichem (1581, Basel – 1658, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age woodcutter and engraver.


According to the RKD he made woodcuts of famous people after his father, Christoffel van Sichem the Elder.[1] He was the brother of Karel Sichem who published many of his prints.[1] Van Sichem also made woodcuts after portraits by leading artists such as Abraham Bloemaert, Hendrick Goltzius and Maarten van Heemskerck, among others.[1] He made these for various publications and then he bundled and published them himself in "Der zielen Lust-Hof '.[1]


  • "Bibels tresoor, ofte Der zielen lvsthof", by Christoffel van Sichem, Pieter Jacobsz. Paets, Leuven & Amsterdam, 1646
  • "'t Schat der zielen, dat is: het geheele leven ons Heeren Iesu Christi: naer de vyer euangelisten", by C. van Sichem & H. Hugo, P.I. Paets, Amsterdam, 1648