Herman Henstenburgh (1667–1726), was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands. He earned his living baking pies, the takeaway meal of the period. He painted delightful watercolours of flowers, fruit and insects purely for pleasure. Henstenburgh developed a special kind of watercolour paint that was so bright and powerful, a contemporary remarked that it rivalled oil paint. His superb still lifes were famous among collectors in his own day, and far beyond his hometown of Hoorn.