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Zacharias Dolendo
Nationality: 
dutch
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1561
Birth Place: 
Leiden
Death Date: 
1604
Death Place: 
Leiden
Zacharias Dolendo was a Dutch reproductive engraver active during the last two decades of the 16th century. The older brother of the engraver and goldsmith Bartholomeus Willemsz. Dolendo (ca. 1571-1626), Zacharias was a student of Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629), probably while de Gheyn was an engraver for Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) in Haarlem. Working in Leiden, Dolendo engraved prints after designs by de Gheyn, Goltzius, Karel van Mander (1548-1606) and Bartholomaeus Spranger (1546-1611). Hollstein attributs eighty-eight prints to Dolendo. According to the biography in van Mander’s 1604 Schilder-boeck (Book on Painting), Dolendo died at a young age as a result of a disorderly life. (TNB 12/2012) Selected bibliography: Thieme, Ulrich and Felix Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bidenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, vol.IX, p. 391. Leipzig: E. A