About the Artist
Lucas van Leyden, Dutch, (1489/94-1533). His real name was Lucas Hugensz (also spelled: Jacobsz).
Van Leyden was an engraver and painter, mainly active in the city of his birth – Leiden. He is primarily known for his etchings and woodcuts as well as engravings. He is generally regarded as one of the finest engravers in the history of art.
As a painter, Van Leyden’s work is characterized by his vivid imaginative powers and his great skill as a colourist. He was a pioneer of the Netherlandish genre tradition.