(1667 – 1740)
Pieter Rombouts almost certainly began to assist his stepfather Hendrik Jacobs early in life, and the changes in Jacobs' output from about 1685 on supports that assumption. Though his craftsmanship is somewhat heavier than that of Jacobs and the heads are less delicate, Rombouts' skill in the channeling of edgework is unmistakable. ...Read More Wide whalebone purfling and dramatically arched f-holes are characteristic features, and carved heads in the shape of lions or satyrs appear from time to time. With regard to his collaboration with Jacobs, Rombouts' hand is most visible in the cellos, which were clearly his strong point: his independent examples are among the finest produced in the Netherlands.
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