Bolswert (or Bolwerd), Scheltius
Bolswert (Or Bolwerd), Scheltius a celebrated Dutch engraver, the younger brother of Boetius Adam, was born at Bolswert, in Friesland, about 1586. He especially distinguished himself by his admirable prints after some of the best works of Rubens and Vandyck. One of his most beautiful engravings is a grand composition after Vandyck, representing the Crucifixion, with a figure presenting the sponge to Christ; on the other-side the Virgin and St. John are standing, and Mary Magdalene kneeling and embracing the cross. The following are only a few of his principal plates: The Infant Jesus and St. John Playing with a Lamb; The Virgin Mary, with her Hands folded on her Breast; Jesus Christ Triumphing over Death; The Death of a Saint and that of a Sinner. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.