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Qualifications
draftsman, mezzotinter, engraver (printmaker), reproductive engraver, etcher, cartographer, publisher, art dealer (shop)
his earliest dated mezzotint (1677; Hollstein no. 4) is after a Sleeping Cupid by Guido Reni
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Amsterdam 1652-09-30
Deceased
Amsterdam 1726-10-21
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the silversmith Leendert Gerritsz. Valck; married to Maria Bloteling, sister of the painter Abraham Bloteling (De Vries 1885); his sister Agatha married Pieter Schenk I around 1680; his son Leonardus (1680-1746) married a daughter of Pieter Schenk I.
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
collaboration with Bloteling and from 1686 with Pieter Schenck I; later he also worked with his son Leonard Schenck; according to George Vertue also worked with Loggan (Griffiths 1998, p. 228)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Amsterdam
  • Londen (Engeland) 1672 - 1678
    Came to London in 1673 with Abraham Bloteling; possibly the artists traveled back and forth between Amsterdam and London during this period (Griffiths 1998, p. 228). According to Wurzbach he left Amsterdam in 1672.
  • Amsterdam 1678 - 1726
    On 18 September 1678 his son Abraham was baptized in Amsterdam (see archive of Amsterdam, no. 5001, inventory no. 107, p. 279, no. DTB 107). In 1679 he became citizen ('poorter') of Amsterdam as engraver free of charge, because his father was 'poorter' (New Hollstein). In 1687 he bought a house with a shop for dealing prints on the westside of the Kalverstraat near the Dam. In 1688 he became member of the Amsterdam guild of St. Luke; In 1702 he joined the Amsterdam booksellers guild, where he immediately became overseer ('syndic'). In 1707 he bought a house at the Dam square (New Hollstein).
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait, topography, bird scene
Creation date: 1994-04-08; Last modified date: 2021-05-15

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