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Jan de Wael (1558-1633)

A member of the older generation of artists, Jan de Wael made the customary trip to Italy, before returning to Antwerp and becoming dean of the painter's guild in 1594. He married Gertrude de Jode, sister of Pieter de Jode, whose son engraved some of the portraits for the Iconography. Van Dyck lived with De Wael's sons, Lucas and Cornelis, when he travelled to Genoa, where the brothers had set up a studio.

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