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Willem Outgersz. Akersloot

circa 1600 Haarlem – after 1651 The Hague

The Haarlem-born engraver, Willem Akersloot, is thought to have been taught by Jan van de Velde. His earliest known engraving dates to the year 1624. Akersloot was active until 1633 in Haarlem, where he made reproductive engravings after originals by artists such as Hendrick Hondius, Pieter Molijn, Pieter Saenredam and Jan van de Velde. He subsequently lived and worked in The Hague.