Hendrick Snyers

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Hendrick Snyers (born 1611, Antwerp – died 1644, Antwerp), was a Flemish Baroque engraver.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken who had his son Jacob copy his engraved portraits of Adam van Noort and Abraham Bloemaert for his Schouburgh, under Snyers' portrait engraving of "Adam van Oort", Snyers mentioned that "Van Oort" was the son of Lambert van Noort, born in Antwerp and lived 1557-1641.[1] Houbraken found these engraved portraits in Cornelis de Bie's book of biographies Het Gulden Cabinet.

According to the RKD Snyers was a pupil of Nicolaes Lauwers in 1635-1636 and in 1643 he promised to work for Abraham van Diepenbeeck for 3 years.[2] He is known for his engraved portraits of Adam van Noort and Abraham Bloemaert in "Het Gulden Cabinet" and Houbraken's Schouburg.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Hendrick Snyers mentioned in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b Hendrick Snyers in the RKD