Werner van den Valckert

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Werner van den Valckert
Man With a Ring 1617 Valckert.jpg
Man With a Ring, possibly Bartolomeus Jansz van Assendelft, 1617.
Born Werner van den Valckert
1585
Amsterdam
Died 1635 (aged 49–50)
Amsterdam
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Werner van den Valckert (ca. 1585 - after 1635[1]) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

Biography[edit]

A fool up a sleeve.

Though he was born in Amsterdam, he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in the Hague between 1600 - 1605.[1] By 1614 he had moved to Amsterdam, because his daughter was baptized there. His earliest dated etchings are from 1612. His surviving paintings are historical allegories and portraits. He also made a prestigious schutterstuk, which features the Amsterdam burgermeester Albert Burgh.

According to Houbraken, he was a student of Hendrik Goltzius.[2] He painted a series of 4 paintings showing a doctor as angel, Christ, a man, and the devil; these were all based on engravings by Goltzius. These paintings are now in the possession of the Boerhaave Museum, which has other similar series on display. He also made a series of 4 paintings about relief for the poor, now in the possession of the Amsterdam Historical Museum.[1]

According to the RKD, his pupil was Andries Jeremias.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Werner van den Valckert in the RKD
  2. ^ Warnard van den Valkert biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature