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Pieter de Jode the Elder

1570–1637, Antwerp

Pieter de Jode the Elder was the son of the Antwerp engraver, Gerard de Jode. According to Carel van Mander, he studied under Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem and his spirited, disciplined and technically sophisti­cated engraving technique undoubtedly owes a great deal to the formative example of his teacher. In the early 1590s, de Jode was active in Amsterdam and subsequently spent a number of years in Italy.