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Abraham Blooteling (Netherlandish, 1640 - 1690)
Born in Amsterdam, Abraham Blooteling was a portrait engraver recognised for his development of the new technique of mezzotint involving a tool called a rocker, which created a textured surface on the plate. Blooteling worked closely with the Dutch painter Sir Peter Lely, and together they proved to be important figures in the introduction and development of the mezzotint technique of printmaking to Britain. Blooteling was based in London from 1672-8.