Hieronymus

Cock

Artistic period 1501 to 1550

Nationality

Flemish

Birth

ca. 1510 (Antwerpen)

Death

1570 (Antwerpen)

Biography

Hieronymus (Jérôme) Cock (* ca. 1510; † 1570) was a Dutch publisher.

Cock, considered one of the most important publishers of engravings in the 16th century, also worked as a painter and engraver himself.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder completed his apprenticeship with Cock, who spread Bruegel's drawings by publishing them as engraved reproductions.

He had a major influence on art through the 1551 production of leaves of ruined landscapes of Roman antique buildings, whose motifs the painters increasingly began to integrate into their paintings, which led to a pronounced Romanticism of ruins in later painters (26 sheets of Roman ruins).