Jan Saenredam
1565 Zaandam – Assendelft 1607

Dutch draughtsman and copper engraver

From 1589 Saenredam was a pupil of Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1616), one of the best copper engraver of his time. Saenredam worked for him until 1595 and became one of his most important pupils.

Saenredam mainly made copper engravings with scenes of the Old and New Testament, of ancient mythology, and with allegorical scenes. He also made drawings and engravings of maps.

His son Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597-1665) became also a famous artist. He is one of the main representatives of architectural paintings in the Netherlands.


K.G. Boon: Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Vol. 23: Jan Saenredam to Roelandt Savery. Amsterdam, Van Gendt, 1980.