BOLSWERT, Dutch family of engravers

Dutch engravers and publishers. Both Boetius Bolswert and Schelte Bolswert began their careers in Amsterdam but moved south c. 1617-18, working as book illustrators in Antwerp and Brussels and producing religious prints (e.g. the joint work on Saints of the Order of the Jesuits). The brothers are chiefly known for the excellence of their reproductions of paintings by Rubens, which they began to produce c. 1630.

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