GALLE, Theodor
(b. 1571, Antwerpen, d. 1633, Antwerpen)

Opportunity Seized, Opportunity Missed


The Galle print workshop and publishing house founded by Philip Galle was one of the most important centres for engraving in Antwerp from the late 16th century to the early 17th. The business was continued by his sons Theodor Galle and Cornelis Galle, who are chiefly known as reproductive engravers after compositions by Rubens and who, with their colleagues in the workshop, were among the first generation of engravers whose reputations were made by this work. Many of the title-pages and book illustrations produced in the Galle workshop were reprinted by the Plantin and Moretus presses.

The picure shows an illustration from Ioannes David: Occasio arrepta, neglecta, Antwerp. 1605