HEYDEN, Pieter van der
(b. ca. 1530, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1575, Berchem)


Flemish engraver, also known as Petrus a Merica or Pieter Verheyden. In 1555 he became master of the Guild of St Luke. From the mid-1550s to about 1570 he worked for the publisher Hieronymus Cock in Antwerp, who was among the earliest print publishers in the Netherlands. Pieter van der Heyden produced more than 150 prints for the Cock publishing house, reproducing the designs of Bosch, Bruegel and other Flemish artists such as Hans Bol, Frans Floris and Lambert Lombard.

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