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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Hans Collaert (c.1525/1530 – 1580) was an early Flemish engraver, father of the engravers Hans Collaert II (Antwerp 1561 - 1620/1628), who married Elisabeth Galle, and Adrian Collaert (Antwerp c1555/65 - 1618) who married Justa Galle, both daughters of the engraver and publisher Philip Galle. The workshops of the Collaert and Galle families were close together and their works are hard to distinguish.

Hans Collaert was born in Brussels. After working some years in his father's studio, he went to Rome to perfect himself in his art. His engravings after Rubens are very highly esteemed. He left many works; among the best may be mentioned:

  • Life of Saint Francis, 16 prints
  • Last Judgment, folio
  • Monilium, Bullarum, Inauriumque Artificiosissimae Icones, 10 prints, 1581
  • The Dead Christ in his Mother's Lap
  • Marcus Curtius
  • Moses Striking the Rock, and The Resurrection of Lazarus, after Lambert Lombard
  • The Fathers of the Desert
  • Biblia Sacra and the History of the Church, after Rubens.

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