Hendrik Goltzius was an engraver from Haarlem. In the beginning he mainly engraved works designed by other artists, but later also used his own designs. Together with Cornelisz. Van Haarlem and Carel van Mander, Goltzius in Haarlem worked in a mannered style. Between 1590 and 1591, Goltzius travelled through Italy, which would have a large influence on his work. He only started painting in 1600. From this time, his paintings and also his engravings slowly distanced themselves from the mannered twisted stances. Goltzius's engravings, whether of his own or other artists' designs, are numerous and of the highest quality.
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617