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(b Schiedam, nr. Rotterdam, c.1620; bur. Amsterdam, 28 Mar. 1673). Dutch landscape painter, active in Schiedam and possibly in Delft before settling in Amsterdam in about 1661. According to Houbraken he spent three years in Italy (perhaps c.1645–8) and he was one of the outstanding Dutch exponents of Italianate landscapes. His style resembles those of Jan Both and Jan Asselyn, but his mature work often has a distinctive and attractive silvery tonality. A splendid example of his work, showing his ability to compose boldly on a large scale, is Landscape with Sportsmen and Game (c.1665, Dulwich Picture Gal., London), which features some unnaturally (but attractively) blue leaves, caused by yellow pigment fading in the greens.

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

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