Nicholaes de Bruyn

Flemish , 1571 - 1656

A prolific engraver, Bruyn was born in Antwerp, and was the son of the engraver Abraham de Bruyn. Entering the printmakers guild of Antwerp at the age of 30. Creating over 200 engravings, most of which are religiously themed, and a great many of which are reproductions - ranging from his near-contemporary artists such as Gills van Coninxloo and Jacob Slavery to earlier artists including Albrecht Dürer and Lucas van Leyden. Bruyn is also known to have entrusted several of his own compositions to engravers such as Claes Jan Visscher and Aswerus van Londerseel.

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