BREEN, Gillis van
(b. ca. 1560, Haarlem, d. ca. 1622, Haarlem)


Gillis (also Egidius, Jelis) van Breen, Netherlandish printmaker. He was a pupil of Hendrick Goltzius and effectively imitated and adopted his engraving style. Van Breen is often confused with another contemporary Goltzius pupil, Nicolaes Braeu. However, recent research clarified that Nicolaes Braeu and Gillis van Breen were two distinct engravers.

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