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Vorsterman, Lucas

1595, Zaltbommel — 1675, Antwerp


The most outstanding engraver of the XVII century. Best engraver of Rubens’ studio. Approximately, from 1619 to 1620 Vorsterman came to Antwerp, entered the studio of Rubens and began engraving, for several years he was the main engraver of the teacher. In 1624, he moved to England, where he worked for King Charles I. In England, he engraved a lot after portraits of Van Dyck and Holbein. In 1630, he returned to Antwerp and in the same year became one of the engravers of Van Dyck, in collaboration with whom he completed 28 sheets for his "Iconography". He engraved a significant number of portraits, historical paintings, and landscapes. Member of Antwerp Guild of St. Luke. Teacher of the outstanding engraver Paulus Pontius.

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