Visscher, Cornelius a celebrated Dutch designer and engraver, was born at Haarlem about 1610. He studied under Peter Soutman, but adopted a style of his own, formed by a combination of the point with the graver, in which he has hardly been equaled. His works are very numerous, and those from his own designs are the most esteemed. He died in 1670. Among his prints of sacred subjects may be named, The Angel Directing the Departure of Abraham, after Bassano Abraham's Arrival at Sichem, id.: —Susannta and the Elders, after Guido: — Magdalen Penitent, design doubtful: — The Entombment of Christ, after Paul Veronese: The Last Judgment, after Rubens: —and The Holy Family. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts s.v.