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Jacques de Gheyn (1532-1582) , also known as Jacob de Gheyn II, was a Dutch painter and engraver, probably most known for his work on the 17th century military manual The Exercise of Armes. His first commission was for an engraving of the Siege of Geertruitenberg from Amsterdam city officials in 1593. Around 1600, de Gheyn abandoned engraving, and focused his work on painting and etching. Moving to The Hague in 1605, he was employed often by Dutch royalty, designing a garden in the Buitenhof for Prince Maurice of Orange which featured the two first grottoes in the Netherlands.   more from wikipedia »