Jan van de Velde the Elder

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Calligraphy by Jan Van De Velde from the Spieghel der schrijfkonste.

Jan van de Velde the Elder (1568, Antwerp – 1623, Haarlem), was a Dutch calligrapher, writing teacher, and engraver. He was the father of the engraver Jan van de Velde.

Biography[edit]

According to the RKD he was possibly the pupil of Felix van Sambix. He married Mayken van Bracht, sister-in-law of the publisher Jan van Waesberghe, in 1592 in Rotterdam and opened a French school there.[1] He published his calligraphy in the Spieghel der Schrijfkonste in 1605.[1] In 1620 moved to Haarlem, where he was possibly the teacher of the Haarlem calligraphers Jean de la Chambre or Nicolaes Bodding van Laer.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Vermeer and The Delft School, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Jan van de Velde the Elder