Saftleven, Cornelis or Sachtleven or Zachtleven
Dutch, 17th century, male.
Born 1607, in Gorkum; died 1681, buried on 4 June in Rotterdam.
Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching), draughtsman (including ink). Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, interiors with figures, rustic scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, ruins, animals.
Cornelis Saftleven was the brother and pupil of Herman Saftleven II. He married Catharina Dirksz. van der Heyde in 1649, and lived in Rotterdam from 1648 to 1674. He married his second wife, Elisabeth van der Avondt, in 1655, and was appointed director of the Rotterdam guild in 1667. His pupils included Ludolf de Jonge. Although not the equal of his brother, Cornelis's work is highly interesting: his genre paintings recall those of Teniers and Brouwer, and he produced a remarkable body of etchings....