Children of an Artisan
Hermanus Verbeecq was born in 1621 in Amsterdam. His father was a furrier who had come from Flanders, probably for economic reasons, because the family remained Roman Catholic. As a boy, Hermanus attended the Latin school, which was quite unusual for the son of an artisan. After a few years, however, he became an apprentice to his father. In 1644, after his father’s death, he took over the workshop.
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