Abraham Bloemaert (Spanish, 1566-1651)
“Death of the Virgin”
Oil on canvas
48 ½ x 44 ¾ inches
Abraham Bloemaert (1566 – 27 January 1651) was a Dutch painter and printmaker in etching and engraving. He was one of the “Haarlem Mannerists” from about 1585, but in the new century altered his style to fit new Baroque trends. He mostly painted history subjects and some landscapes. He was an important teacher, who trained most of the Utrecht Caravaggisti, at least for a period.