Hendrik Bary

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Desiderius Erasmus, engraved portrait by Bary, 1671

Hendrik Bary (c.1632 – 16 February 1707) was an eminent Dutch engraver.

Bary was born and died in Gouda. He appears from his style to have been either a scholar of Cornelis Visscher, or to have formed himself from his manner. We have several plates by him of portraits and various subjects, executed very neatly with the graver, which have great merit, although they are by no means equal to the works of Visscher. He generally marked his plates with his name, H. Bary, and sometimes H. B. By him we have the following:


Joost van den Vondel, portrait by Bary, 1682.

Subjects after various masters, and after his designs[edit]

  • Neptune, emblematical.
  • Allegorical title for the work of Leo van Aitzema.
  • A Mother suckling her Child.
  • Two Drolleries; after Brouwer; H. Bary fec., without the name of the painter.
  • A Peasant Family; after Pieter Aertsen.
  • Summer and Autumn, in one plate, represented by two Children, one holding a handful of Corn; after Van Dyck.
  • A young Woman leaning on a Table sleeping, and a young Man laughing; after the same.
  • A young Lady sitting at a Table, with a Hat and Feathers; after Terborgh,


This article incorporates text from the article "BARY, Hendrik" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.