Melchior Küsel

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Battle of Vezekény in 1652, (made two years later in 1654)

Melchior Küsel (1626, Augsburg – 1684, Augsburg), was a German engraver.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken he made 24 engravings after Johann Wilhelm Baur of the Passion of Christ, but also a series after Ovid.[1]

According to the RKD he illustrated bibles.[2] He was probably the brother of the engraver Mathäus Küsel. His daughter Johanna Sibylla married his pupil, the engraver Johann Ulrich Kraus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Dutch) Melchior Kuszel van Augspurg mentioned in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Melchior Küsel in the RKD