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(bapt. Amsterdam, 25 Jan. 1626; bur. Amsterdam, 22 Dec. 1679). Dutch marine and landscape painter. He was a wealthy Amsterdam dyer who painted in his spare time, but there is nothing of the Sunday painter in his work. Typically his paintings show handsome vessels on calm rivers or seas; they have a grandeur of composition, a limpid quality of light, and an exquisite sense of tonality that place them among the finest marine paintings of any time or place.

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