Hieronymus Wierix

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Hieronymus Wierix (1553–1619) was a Flemish engraver and member of the Antwerp Wierix family who made engravings after well-known artists, including Albrecht Dürer.

Biography[edit]

Wierix was born and died in Antwerp. According to Cornelis de Bie's book of artist biographies Het Gulden Cabinet he and his brothers Jan and Antoine were all engravers.[1] His pupils were Abraham van Merlen, Jan Baptist van den Sande the elder, and Jacob de Weert.[2] His daughter Christina married the engraver Jan-Baptist Barbé, who later had his other daughter Cecilia (his sister-in-law) declared insane in order to claim her inheritance, a set of Dürer drawings.[2]


1584 Artwork by Hieronymus Wierix.
Hieronymus Wierix image circa 1593.
Hieronymus Wierix engraving. Evangelicae historiae imagines (1593)


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