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Daniel van den Bremden
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Daniel van den Bremden was a Flemish engraver active in Amsterdam during the first half of the 17th century. Born in Antwerp around 1587, he was the student of the Flemish painter Bernaert van Somer (before 1575-1612) in 1607, when he engraved the title page for a songbook. In 1610 he received funds from his parents’ estate for a trip to Italy, and he apparently traveled there in 1610 and 1611. By 1612 he lived in Amsterdam, where he married Susanna Schrevels. He married again in 1622, to Suster Orgons. Van den Bremden participated in the festivities of the artists’ Guild of St. Luke in 1654. Most of his works are reproductive engravings after works by several of his contemporaries. Perhaps his best-known work is the Allegory in Honor of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (Holl. 1) after Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662), showing the Prince riding in a triumphal vehicle. Van den Bremden illustrated books by various authors, including Marriage by Jacob Cats (1577-1660). He died, probably in Amsterdam, sometime after 1663. (TNB 2/2013) Selected Bibliography: Thieme, Ulrich and Felix Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bidenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, vol. IV, p. 576. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1910.