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Kerstiaen de Keuninck the Elder ( Courtrai 1560 - Antwerp 1632 )
Kerstiaen de Keuninck the Elder was a Flemish painter who, although from Courtrai, lived in Antwerp from an early age. He was listed in 1577 as one of the recipients of the Poor-box (armenbus) of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke, where he was received as master in 1580. He married in 1585. De Keuninck took on Carel de Ferrara as an apprentice in 1599. His son Kerstiaen de Keuninck the younger (d 1642–3) became a master in 1613. In 1629 Engel Ergo started an apprenticeship with a Kerstiaen de Keuninck: it is not clear whether this refers to father or son.