Herman van Swanevelt

(1603 - 1655)
Herman van Swanevelt was a Dutch painter and etcher from the Baroque era.

Herman was born in Woerden to a family of thriving artisans whose ancestors included the famous painter Lucas van Leyden. The identity of Swanevelt's teacher remains a mystery. A new hypothesis suggests that he was a pupil of Willem Buytewech.

He painted his first signed an...
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