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Portrait of a Young Man
(b Amsterdam, 27 Sept. 1626; d Venice, c.9 Oct. 1678). Dutch painter and etcher of landscapes, cattle, genre scenes, portraits, and religious subjects, active mainly in Amsterdam. He is best known for his small paintings of humble bucolic scenes set in an Italianate or a Dutch landscape and diffused with a clear, warm light. These works reveal the impact of Nicolaes Berchem (who was probably his teacher) and his admiration for Paulus Potter and Adriaen van de Velde.

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