Arent van Bolten (Biographical details)

Arent van Bolten (painter/draughtsman; goldsmith/metalworker; Dutch; Male; c.1573 - 1633 before)

Also known as

Bolten, Arent van; Zwolle, Arent van

Biography

Silversmith, sculptor and designer from Zwolle. Training unknown. A few bronzes and plaquettes survive with his monogram 'AVB', and a few prints after him published by Pierre Firens. But the bulk of his output is in the BM album Sloane 5217, which belongs to the group of albums assembled by a Dutch collector that is dated 1637; consisting mainly of grotesque figures and designs for silverwork. Probably in Rome between 1596 and 1602, married in Zwolle in 1603.