MAARTEN VAN HEEMSKERCK ( 1498 - 1574)
Painter and print designer; worked in Haarlem and Italy. Born in Heemskerck; son of a farmer. Trained in Haarlem under Jan van Scorel; in Italy 1532-6/7; later career in Haarlem, where one of the richest citizens. Prolific designer of compositions for prints, almost all made by others. Artists who engraved after his designs include Dirk Coornhert (c.1547-59), Philips Galle (from 1559), Cornelis Bos, Theodoor de Bry
THEODOR GALLE (1571 - 1633)
He is known as one of the most brilliant engravers of his time. He worked in Antwerp for Rubens at the time the engraving as a whole, and the Antwerp Baroque book particularly took a very high flight. The works composed in this period where pure artistic and of enormous quality. T.Galle made between 1613 and 1622 the engravings after Rubens design drawings. He was married to Catharine, the daughter of Jan Moretus and Marina Plantijn.