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(active 1683–1707). Dutch still-life painter, active around Middelburg. Nothing is known of his life, and his work was completely forgotten for more than two centuries after his death. Only a handful of paintings by him survive, but they show him to have been one of the most individual still-life painters of his time. They are the complete opposite of the lavish pieces by such celebrated contemporaries as Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch, for they are small in scale and depict a few humble objects, characteristically placed on a bare ledge.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)