William van der Gouwen
He was the pupil of Gerard de Lairesse, Pieter van Lisebetten, and Pieter Rodingh. He became the teacher of Jan Wandelaar. He is known for portraits and religious scenes and worked with Pieter van Gunst and Estienne Roger.
He also engraved A beached whale between Scheveningen and Katwijk for Pieter Bor's 1684 historical publication Oorspronk, Begin, en Verfolgh der Nederlandsche Oorlogen. Vol. 4, which was a popular historical illustration at the time based on a drawing by Hendrik Goltzius that had been engraved by Jacob Matham.
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