About the Artist
Salomon de Bray (1597-1664) was a Dutch painter, poet, architect and designer of silverwork. He painted mostly religious, allegorical and mythological scenes, along with portraits, landscapes, and genre pictures. An active and accomplished draftsman, De Bray made architectural drawings and highly finished preliminary studies for paintings.
Salomon de Bray settled in Haarlem about 1625. He spent nearly his whole life in Haarlem, and played an influential role in Haarlem’s cultural projects and institutions. Mannerist artists Cornelis van Haarlem and Goltzius, Hendrik were probably his first teachers.