Willem Jacobsz Delff
Willem Jacobsz Delff (c. October 1580 – 14 April 1638) was a Dutch Golden Age engraver and painter.
Delff was born and died in Delft. He learned painting from his father, Jacob Willemsz Delff the Elder, who painted a family portrait with his sons and wife Maria Joachimsdr Nagel. Jacob's sons were all artists in their own right; Cornelis (top left in the portrait) became a still life painter, while Rochus (between Cornelis and his father) became a portrait painter like his father. Willem married a daughter of Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt and became a renowned engraver. His son Jacob Willemsz Delff the Younger became a painter.
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- Delff, Willem Jacobsz at the RKD databases
- Jakob Willemsz Delff biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
- Jakob Delff biography Houbraken misnamed his son Willem the engraver, calling him Jakob after his father.
- Delff, Jacob Willemsz. (II) at the RKD databases