CLERCK, Hendrik de
(b. ca. 1570, Brussel, d. 1630, Brussel)

The Banquet of Achelous

c. 1610
Oil on copper, 36 x 51 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

In 1606, Hendrik de Clerck became painter to the archducal court in Brussels. The painter until then had almost exclusively produced monumental altarpieces and other devotional pictures, now also started to devote himself to painting cabinet pieces. he specialized in small biblical scenes, and in particular mythological and allegorical representations for the landscapes of hie fellow townsmen Jan Brueghel the Elder and Denijs van Alsloot.