Albertus Clouwet

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Engraved portrait of Cardinal Gaspare Carpegna, 1670

Albertus Clouwet (name variations: Albertus Clouet, Albert Clowet, Aubert Clouwet, Haubertus Clouwet, Albertus Cluet, nickname Zandzak) (1636, Antwerp – 1679, Naples), was a Flemish engraver who had a successful career in Italy.


He travelled to Rome and joined the bentvueghels with the bentname Zandzak.[1] He arrived there in the company of the painter Abraham Genoels, whose party he joined en route southwards from Antwerp.[1]

He was possibly the cousin of Peeter or Petrus Clouwet.[2] He was a pupil of Cornelis Bloemaert in Rome and worked with him in Florence.[2] Back in Rome in 1663 he married the German lady Lucia Fosman there.[2] He is known as a portrait engraver.[2]


  1. ^ a b Albertus Clouwet in Abraham Genoels Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken (Dutch)
  2. ^ a b c d Albertus Clouwet in the RKD (Dutch)