Jean Edelinck

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Jan, or Jean Edelinck (c.1640 – 1680), was a Flemish engraver who worked in Paris.


Thetys cave, central group, 1678 engraving of a sculpture by François Girardon and Thomas Regnaudin

He was born in Antwerp, the brother of Gerard Edelinck. He was probably younger than Gerard, though his date of birth is unknown. He preceded his brother to Paris.[1] Joseph Strutt, writing in the late 18th century, compared his work unfavourably to Gerard's, saying that, although he closely imitated his style, "he never equalled him, either in drawing or the execution of the mechanical part of his plates."[2]

He died in Paris in 1680. [1]


Edelinck made several engravings of the statues in the gardens at Versailles, of which Strutt said "they do him great credit, though the effect is cold, and the extremities rather heavy". He also made plates after a portrait of the anatomist Isbrandus de Diemerbroeck by Romeyn de Hooghe, and The Deluge by Alessandro Turchi. The latter was finished after his death by his youngest brother, Gaspard François Edelinck. [1]


  1. ^ a b c Bryan 1886-9.
  2. ^ Strutt, Joseph (1786). "John Edelinck". A Biographical Dictionary Containing All the Engravers, From the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Day. 1. London: Robert Faulder. p. 275. 


This article incorporates text from the article "EDELINCK, Jean" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.