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Dynasty of German painters, members of which were active from the 17th to the 19th century, in Austria, Italy, and the Netherlands as well as Germany. The founder of the family tradition was Johann Heinrich Roos (b Reipoltskirchen, 29 Sept. 1631; d Frankfurt, 3 Oct. 1685). He trained in Amsterdam and specialized in idyllic pastoral scenes with herdsmen and livestock in the manner of such Italianate Dutch painters as Berchem and Dujardin.

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