Werner van den Valckert
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.