Lucas Cornelisz de Kock

Lucas Cornelisz de Kock

Lucas Cornelisz De Kock or Cornelissen or Kunst, was a Dutch painter, born at Leyden in 1493. He was the son of Cornelis Engelbreohtsen, and was instructed by his father. His brothers Cornelis and Pieter also became painters. The little encouragement the art experienced at that time in his native country, obliged him, for the support of a numerous family, to exercise the occupation of a cook, and eventually induced him to visit England in the reign of Henry VIII, by whom be was employed, and was made painter to the king. Van Mander mentions some of the works of this master at Leyden, among others, the 'Adulteress before Christ.' Of his works in England, the sixteen portraits of the Constables of Queenborough Castle, at Penshurst, are the most considerable; and though few of them can be original paintings, they possess great merit. At Hampton Court there are four small female portraits, probably copies, attributed to him. He died in England in 1662.

Today some works of that are considered stylistically similar to works by Jan Wellens de Cock hang in the Museum "Societeit" in Tiel.


This article incorporates text from the article "CORNELISZ, Lucas" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1889 publication now in the public domain.

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