Willem van den Blocke

sculptor, architect
South Netherlandish, Polish
Mechelen 1546/1547
Danzig (hist.) 1628-01-18
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son of François van den Blocke (sculptor), father of Abraham, Jacob, Isaak and David (painter), brother of Aegidius and Philips van den Blocke
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  • Mechelen 1567
    educated by his father before 1567
  • Antwerpen 1567
    educated in the workshop of Cornelis Floris
  • Koningsbergen 1569 - 1584
    worked with the team of Cornelis Floris on a grave monument in the royal cathedrale as a comission by Albrecht of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1490-1568) from c. 1569-1570; worked on a grave monument for Krzysztof Báthory, brother of the Polish King Stefanus Báthory from 1581-1583
  • Alba Iulia 1584
    set up an already finished grave monument in the cathedrale
  • Danzig (hist.) 1584 - 1628
    worked in the service of the Polish King Stefanus Báthory from 18 June 1584; worked on tombs, stone façade decoration in Danzig, Torun and Elbing and the city gate of Danzing (1588) vanaf 18 juni 1584 in dienst bij Poolse koning Stefanus Báthory. Meerdere graftombes gemaakt, stenen gevelversieringen aan huizen in Gdansk, Torun en Elbing. Hooglandse poort van Gdansk in 1588 voltooid.
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Entered on: 1991-11-21; Modification on: 2017-04-05


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