Hendrick Goltzius 1558-1617 | Dutch Baroque Era painter
Hendrik Goltzius was a Dutch painter, engraver, printmaker and draftsman. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, noted for his sophisticated technique and the "exuberance" of his compositions. According to A. Hyatt Mayor, Goltzius "was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good painter and the last who invented many pictures for others to copy". In middle age he also began to produce paintings.