van Bolten’s ‘Grotesques’ early 1700s.

12461190134_b8a9004a14_bVery little is known about the Dutch artist Arent van Bolten.
We do know he was born at Zwolle ca. 1573 and was actually a silversmith by profession.
His artistic output ranged from grotesque figures and monsters, to figural scenes from the Bible and mythology.
Here is a selection of the former, held by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and produced sometime in the early 17th century.
See more Grotesques via Arent van Bolten’s Grotesques | The Public Domain Review.

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