Jacob Matham

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Portrait of Jacob Matham in Het Gulden Cabinet, engraving by Antony van der Does

Jacob Matham (15 October 1571 – 20 January 1631), of Haarlem, was a famous engraver and pen-draftsman.

Biography[edit]

Engraving of a beached whale, after Hendrik Goltzius.

He was the stepson and pupil of painter and draftsman Hendrik Goltzius,[1] and brother-in-law to engraver Simon van Poelenburgh, having married his sister, Marijtgen.[2][3] He made several engravings after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens from 1611-1615,[4] and also a series after the work of Pieter Aertsen.[5] In 1613, engraver Jan van de Velde was apprenticed to him.[6] He was the father of Jan, Theodor and Adriaen Matham, the latter of whom was a notable engraver in his own right.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley, William Aspenwall (1918). Dutch Landscape Etchers of the Seventeenth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 12.
  2. ^ Golahny, Amy (2007). In His Milieu: Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 90-5356-933-2.
  3. ^ Hind, Arthur Magyer (1908). A Short History of Engraving & Etching. A. Constable & Co., Ltd. p. 120.
  4. ^ Sutton, Peter C. (2004). Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10626-2.
  5. ^ Honig, Elizabeth A. (1999). Painting and the Market in Early Modern Antwerp. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07239-2.
  6. ^ Bisanz-Prakken, Marian (2005). Rembrandt and His Time: Masterworks from the Albertina, Vienna. Hudson Hills. ISBN 1-55595-257-7.

External links[edit]

Media related to Jacob Matham at Wikimedia Commons