Philippe Galle 1586 Francois de France

Catalog Number 13074
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Artist Biography

Galle, Philippe (Philipp; Philips or Philip) [1537-1612) was a draftsman, engraver, publisher, print dealer, writer and historian. It is possible that he was a pupil in Haarlem of Dirk Volkertsz.Coornhert but more than likely he was trained in the Antwerp workshop of Hieronymous Cock, who published Galle’s first prints in 1557 and for whom he worked for many years. Shortly after 1557 Philip Galle started his own publishing and print business, for which he travelled extensively: in 1560–61 he visited the southern Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy. After 1564 he settled in Antwerp, where he acquired citizenship in 1571, the same year in which he became a master in the city’s Guild of St Luke. He served as dean of the guild from 1585 to 1587. His documented pupils were H. van Doort in 1580, Karel van Mallery (1571–1635) in 1586, Jean-Baptiste Barbé (1578–1649) in 1594 and Peter Backereel (d 1637) in 1605.




Les vies et alliances des comtes de Hollande et Zelande, seignevrs de Frise. One edition published in 1586 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide (Considered highly rare) (



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François de France

Print Method

Wood block with professional coloring.

Size of Print

295 x 195 mm approximate (11 ¾ x 7 ½ inches)

Size of Leaf

295 x 195 mm approximate (11 ¾ x 7 ½ inches)

References (; Universal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology, Volume 1; Benezit Volume 4 pg 592;


Overall Excellent

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