Jan Kraeck

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Philip Emmanuel of Savoy, age five (1591), oil on linen, 128 x 91 cm, Madrid, Museo del Prado

Jan Kraeck (1540, Haarlem – 1607, Turin, Italian: Giovanni Caracca[1]), was a Dutch Renaissance painter who established his career in Italy, in the royal court of the House of Savoy in Turin.


According to Karel van Mander he was visited by Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom in 1585 in Turin.[2]

According to the RKD he was the father-in-law of the painter-architect Friedrich Sustris and became court painter to Emanuel Philibert, duc de Savoie and after the duke died in 1580, to the duke's successor Charles Emanuel I.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d Nins catalogue, Fundacion Yannick y Ben Jakober
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Ian Kraeck in Karel van Mander's Schilder-boeck, 1604, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ Jan Kraeck in the RKD
  4. ^ Sacra Famiglia, beni-culturali.eu
  5. ^ tre armati in preghiera davanti alla Vergine con il Bambino, beni-culturali.eu
  6. ^ Felipe Manuel de Saboya a los cinco años, Museo del Prado


  • Astrua Paola, Bava Anna Maria, Spantigati Carla Enrica, Il nostro pittore fiamengo (Our Flemish Painters), Giovanni Carraca alla corte dei Savoia (1568–1607), Turin, Umberto Allemandi & C, 1955, 2002 and 2006 editions. (ISBN 978-88-422-1371-0)

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