Cornelius Galle the Elder

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The four church fathers , after Rubens
" Judith beheads Holofernes " by Cornelius Galle the Elder (1610; Warsaw University Library )

Cornelis Galle I (* 1576 in Antwerp ; † 29. March 1650 Antwerp) was a Dutch artist of the Baroque and the most successful member of engraver family .


He was a son of Philipp Galle , brother of Theodor Galle and the father of Cornelius Galle the Elder. J. He is particularly well known for reproducing Peter Paul Rubens' pictures as copper engravings . From a trip to Rome with his brother Theodor he brought home numerous engravings after Raffael , Carracci , Titian , Guido Reni and others. He created extensive foil panels for compilations (e.g. “De symbolis heroicis”).


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Individual evidence

  1. Wolf Stadler: Lexikon der Kunst , Volume 5. 1994, p. 5.