Pieter Schenck (1660-1711), Engraver and publisher
Artist associated with 50 portraits
Pieter Schenck was a Dutch engraver, mapmaker and publisher. Born in Elberfeld, Germany in 1660, Schenck moved to Amsterdam in 1683 where he became a pupil of Gerard Valck. He became a skilled exponent of mezzotint engraving, which he practised until 1695, at which point he focused on making and selling maps.
attributed to Pieter Schenck
mezzotint, 1688 or after
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery