Jakob von Sandrart

Born in Frankfurt-on-Main, Jakob von Sandrart (1630-1708) learned his trade as both a painter and engraver in the Netherlands from his uncle Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) and later from Willem Hondius in Danzig.  He established his own business as an art dealer in Nuremberg in 1656.  He producing over 400 portraits and several maps utilizing foreign sources as was customary for Low Country artists in the 17th century.  He also employed Johann Babtist Homann as a young engraver.

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