Werner van den Valckert

Werner van den Valckert - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Werner van den Valckert (c. 1585 - after 1635) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.

Despite his skilled etching technique, van den Valckert applied himself almost exclusively to painting after 1613. His history paintings are similar in their academic formalism to those of Adriaen van Nieulandt and Pieter Isaacsz, two of the artists rivals in Amsterdam, while his idealized, historicizing portraits resemble those of Cornelis van der Voort (c. 1576/1624). His patrons were mainly Amsterdam Remonstrants and Catholics but also included Christian IV of Denmark and presumably also the Stadholder, Prince Frederick Henry of Orange Nassau. The only known piece of writing by the artist is an exhortation written for St Lukes Day in 1618 and illustrated with one of his etchings. A similar moralizing tone underlies his painting of the Goat as an Unsuitable Leader of the Young (1616; untraced; see van Thiel, 1983, no. 8), which bears the initials of members of Amsterdam's Guild of St Luke.

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Four Regents and the ‘House Father’ of the...

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The men wearing hats are the regents, or buitenvaders, of the Amsterdam Lepers’ Asylum, which cared for people suffering from leprosy and other ailments. The bare-headed man at left is the binnenvader, or house father, charged with the daily running of the asylum. The relief behind the group illustrates an appropriate biblical scene: dogs licking the...
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Portrait of a Goldsmith, Probably Bartholomeus...

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The man leans out of a window. In his right hand he holds up a gold ring set with a stone. His left hand rests on a touchstone, an instrument for assessing the purity of gold and silver objects. The sitter might be the goldsmith Bartholomeus Jansz van Assendelft. In 1617, the year the portrait was painted, he was appointed assay-master of the Leiden...
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Three Regentesses and the ‘House Mother’ of the...

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The regentesses were responsible for overseeing the domestic affairs of the Lepers’ Asylum. The woman at right is writing on a slate. At the base of the stairs in the background is the poor figure of Lazarus, begging for crumbs from the table of the selfish rich man. This biblical scene is rendered – in natural colours – as though it were part of the...
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