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GHEYN, Jacob III de (1596 - 1644), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GHEYN, Jacob III de (1596 - 1644), Engraver

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1596, in Haarlem; died 1644.

Engraver. Mythological subjects.

He was the son of Jacob de Gheyn II. A keen traveller, he visited Italy as a young man, and was active in The Hague in 1616. He journeyed to Sweden in 1620, but had returned to The Hague by 1627. He engraved mostly mythological subjects, including a Hercules and Fortune.

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