COCK, Flemish family of painters

Although Jan Wellens de Cock probably came from Leiden, possibly as early as 1503 and certainly from 1506 onwards, he was active in Antwerp as a painter, draughtsman and maybe also an engraver. Two of his four children became artists: Matthijs Cock was a serviceable painter of landscapes, and Hieronymus Cock became an engraver as well as owning the successful and influential publishing house Aux Quatre Vents.

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