Heemskerck New Hollstein 39-742 ( I / IV )
First state before any publishers address Boel (II), Visscher (III) and before extra bible reference (IV).
Dating around 1566 (drawings dated 1566 in Copenhagen)
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