Jacob Matham (1571-1631)

Jacob Matham (October 15, 1571 – January 20, 1631) - Dutch School Of Haarlem.

Jacon-b MathamFamous engraver and pen-draftsman.

He was the stepson and pupil of painter and draftsman Hendrik Goltzius, and brother-in-law to engraver Simon van Poelenburgh, having married his sister, Marijtgen.

He made several engravings after the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens from 1611-1615, and also a series after the work of Pieter Aertsen. In 1613, engraver Jan van de Velde was apprenticed to him. He was the father of Jan, Theodoor and Adriaen Matham, the latter of whom was a notable engraver in his own right.

He took over the Goltzius shop in Haarlem around 1600. In 1601 Matham received his own privilege from Prague.

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