Jan Luyken
1649 – Amsterdam – 1712

Dutch draughtsman, copper engraver and illustrator

Jan Luyken was a draughtsman, copper engraver and illustrator in Amsterdam. He made illustrations for bibles, historical and allegorical works as well as for travel books.

All his copper engravings, at all more than 3000, are skilfully worked out in detail. He also made many inventive pen-and-ink drawings, mainly as preliminary sketches for his book illustrations or copper engravings.

He became well known mainly for his illustrations for the second edition of the 'Martyrs Mirror' or 'The Bloody Theater', published in Amsterdam 1685.

Some of his later works of art he made together with his son Caspar Luyken (1672-1708).