Set of five prints of the Via Crucis (I).
Johannes Stradanus’s drawing and Phillipe Galle’s edition. Edition XVIIth century, Flanders.
He was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands, where he was a pupil of the humanist and engraver Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert. He has five children who later became active as artists: Theodoor, Cornelis, Philips II, Justa (who married the engraver Adriaen Collaert) and Catharina (who married the engraver Karel de Mallery).
In Haarlem he engraved several works of the Haarlem painter Maarten van Heemskerck. Even while he worked from 1557 for the Antwerp publisher Hieronymus Cock, he established himself as an independent printer in Haarlem in 1563, where he made prints after Johannes Stradanus, and Maarten de Vos. In 1569 the series of Counts of Holland and Zeeland was published, a series of 6 engravings which he made in Haarlem with Willem Thibaut, just before moving to Antwerp somewhere near the end of 1569 or the start of 1570, probably to avoid the...See author's sheet: Philip Galle