Muller Harmen Jansz
Harmen Jansz Muller was a Dutch artist who lived between +/- 1539 and +/- 1617. He was a woodcarver, engraver, printer and bookseller working in Amsterdam. Harmen Jansz Muller came from a well-known family of bookmakers and printmakers. His father Jan Ewoutsz was a printer and wood carver. He probably taught his sons the trade. Like his brother Cornelis, Muller made prints for Antwerp printers. Muller worked as an engraver for the Antwerp printer Hieronymus Cock. He made many series for him after designs by Maerten van Heemskerck. Some series are dated, such as the allegories of Jesus, the good Samaritan from 1565 and the four temperaments from 1566. Other designers he followed were Maerten de Vos, Bartholomeus Spranger, Johannes Stradanus, Crispyn van den Broecke, Dirck Barendsz, Cornelis Ketel, Hendrik Goltzius, Abraham Bloemaert, R. Pilander. One of his most important prints is "Veelderhande cierlijcke compertementen profitelijck voor schilders goutsmeden beeldtsnijders ende ander constenaren" from 1564, after designs by Jacques Floris.