The Rape of a City

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Karel van Mallery

( The Rape of a City)

Antwerp, ca. 1590

Engraving

165 x 120 mm

£75

Karel van Mallery was born in Antwerp. He was a pupil of Philips Galle and was registered as a pupil in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1585. He travelled to Rome in the years 1595-1597 and when he returned to Antwerp he became a master in the Guild in 1597. From 1601 he worked in Antwerp and in Paris for a period of about five years. In 1620-1621 he became deacon of the Antwerp Guild and in 1626 he lived in the Keyserstraet. He was the teacher of his son Philips van Mallery and the engraver Michel Natalis. The date and place of his death are not certain. Anthony van Dyck painted his portrait, which was engraved by Lucas Vorsterman the Elder for inclusion in the Iconography of van Dyck