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Christoffel van Sichem I

Dutch woodcutter and publisher

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Christoffel van Sichem I was the most talented of a family of four artists of the same name who helped keep woodcut book illustration alive in the northern Netherlands in the 17th century. His best works, such as "A View of Amsterdam" and some "Fantasy Portraits" after designs by Hendrick Goltzius and Jacob Matham, feature a swelling-line technique imitating their engraved line. He fled from Amsterdam to Basel in 1568, returning to the Netherlands in 1598. Van Sichem was also active as merchant. He was probably born in Amsterdam.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500001140.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Christoffel van Sichem I:

Christoffel van Sichem I after Hendrick Goltzius Man with a Plumed Cap, 1607 Woodcut
Christoffel van Sichem I after Tobias Stimmer Abigail before David, ca. 1574 Woodcut
Christoffel van Sichem I after Hendrick Goltzius Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1565-1624 Woodcut
Christoffel van Sichem I after Hendrick Goltzius Young Man Playing Cither and Four Singers (The Concert), ca. 1565-1624 Woodcut
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