JODE, Pieter de, II
(b. 1606, Antwerpen, d. after 1674, England)
Flemish engraver and publisher, part of a family of printmakers and publishers, son of Pieter de Jode I, grandson of the famous cartographer and printmaker Gerard de Jode (c. 1513-1591). A scion of an important dynasty of printmakers active in Antwerp, he created many prints after the works of leading painters and was a close collaborator of Anthony van Dyck for whom he engraved many portraits.
He was trained by his father, Pieter de Jode I and was admitted as a master of the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1628-29. It is difficult to distinguish the works of father and son. His earliest prints reflect the dry style and technique of his father but he later developed a looser, more painterly style.
He and his father were among the engravers selected by Anthony van Dyck for his Iconography, a series that was published over several decades and was a compendium of portraits of famous people. Pieter de Jode II had an extensive practice as a reproductive artist.
Possibly he died in England in or after 1674, the date of his last known print.