He worked in Wesel in the lower Rhine region, but similarities in
style between Derick’s works and panel paintings and book
illustrations made in Utrecht indicate that he may have trained in
that city. He was in Wesel by 1476 and painted a flag, probably for
the town hall. From that year he is frequently mentioned in
contracts, accounts and tax lists. In 1490 Derick’s son Jan was
already a master, which suggests he was at least 25 and consequently
Derick must then have been about 50. His home in the Mathena quarter
of Wesel is last mentioned in 1502.
St Luke Painting the Virgin
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