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Hieronymus Wierix

circa 1553-1619, Antwerp

Like his elder brother Johannes, Hieronymus Wierix was mainly active as a reproductive engraver, although he also executed a number of prints after his own inventions. His technically sophisticated and meticulous engraving technique is in the tradition of such great predecessors as Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden and Wierix is doubtless the equal of these masters in terms of virtuoso craftsmanship.