From the Print Cabinet's collection
Filips Galle was one of the most important Antwerp print publishers of the 16th century. This print shows an everyday scene with a number of market stalls at which citizens are inspecting and buying poultry.
The Galle print publishing house
Filips Galle was born around 1537 and initially worked as an engraver in Haarlem. In the period 1557 to 1563, he engraved prints that were published by others, including the famous print publisher Hieronymus Cock in Antwerp. In late 1569 or early 1570, he settled in Antwerp, and published a large number of loose prints and print series there. In 1600, Filips Galle handed over the running of his print publishing house to his son Theodoor, although he continued to engrave and publish print series himself. He died in 1612.