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Adriaen Matham
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Adriaen Matham was a son of the engraver and painter from Haarlem, Jacob Matham. A close friend of the painter Frans Hals, he followed his father’s profession.

From September 1640 to November 1641, Matham accompanied the Dutch ambassador Anthonie van Liederkerke on his mission to the sultan of Morocco. The reason for this is unknown, though the ambassador may have wanted an illustrated account of…

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Obdeijn, Herman, “Adriaen Matham”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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