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Frisius, Simon (1580 - 1629), printmaker, merchant

Christiaan Schuckman

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Dutch printmaker and merchant. He must have trained in Amsterdam before establishing himself in 1598 as a printmaker in Paris, where his accurate handling of the etching needle in imitation of the engraver’s burin proved to be highly suitable for illustrating the books of French calligraphers. He is important for the reintroduction of etching to Holland in the early 17th century. He made prints to illustrate Jan II van de Velde (i)’s Spieghel der

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