Jan Snellinck

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Jan Snellinck, etching by Anthony van Dyck.

Jan Snellinck (c. 1548 in Mechelen – 1 October 1638 in Antwerp) was a Flemish artist and art collector.

A notable pupil of Snellinck was Abraham Janssens. According to Houbraken, he was overlooked by Karel van Mander, but he was a notable painter from Mechelen, famous in his day among royalty for his heroic paintings of battle scenes. He painted for churches and heads of state and was 55 in 1604.[1]


  1. ^ Johannes Snellinks biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

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