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Magdalena de Passe (1600-1638), Engraver
Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 135 portraits
The daughter of prominent Dutch engraver and publisher Crispijn Van de Passe the Elder; her brothers were the engravers Simon and Willem de Passe. Her father was the founder of a distinguished publishing house in Cologne that produced portraits of European nobility and religious and other prints. The family were forced to leave Cologne because of their Anabaptist faith. They moved to Utrecht where Crispijn Van de Passe started another prosperous business, producing prints for the English market. Magdalena and Willem engraved the sixty-five portraits of famous English scholars in Henry Holland's Heroologia, which was published by their father in Utrecht in 1620.
by Magdalena de Passe
line engraving, early 17th century