amsterdam museum

2012 Luyken Year

Jan (1649-1712) and Casper (1672-1708) Luyken were already famous for their book illustrations during their lifetime. Their book Het Menselyk Bedryf (The Mirror of Human Trades) from 1694, with a hundred pictures of traditional occupations, was a bestseller. You still come across these pictures on tiles, calendars, plastic shopping bags and stained-glass windows today.