Jacob van Swanenburgh
Jacob van Swanenburg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjaːkɔp fɑn ˈsʋaːnə(m)bʏrx]) (1571, Leiden – 1638, Leiden), was a Dutch Golden Age painter. He was the oldest of the three sons of Isaac van Swanenburg and a master of the young Rembrandt.
According to Houbraken and the Netherlands Institute for Art History, Swanenburg left for Venice ca. in 1591, was in Naples for ten years from 1605 to 1615 and married there. He returned to Leiden without his family, and then two years later in 1617 made another trip back to Naples to move his household definitely back to Leiden, where he became a successful painter. He is registered as a master of the young Rembrandt in 1620 and died in 1638 while on a trip to Utrecht.