Cornelis Bloemaert the Younger

Cornelis Bloemaert the younger was a Dutch painter, draughtsman and engraver. He was the son of Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651), and was born in Utrecht, but he probably died in Rome. He first studied painting with his father, but then studied engraving with Crispin de Passe (1564-1637), and soon made engraving his specialty. Cornelis Bloemaert traveled to Paris in 1630, and was in Rome by 1634, where he began to engrave works in the collection of Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani. After the death of the Marchese, Cornelis Bloemaert remained in Rome for the rest of his life, where he found other patrons such as Pietro da Cortona and the Barbarini family.