Born 1633; died 1707; aged 87. A native of Amsterdam, where he passed the early part of this life, the latter of which was spent in England, though the exact time of his arrival is not known. The paintings of this master, have in every respect such a degree of perfection as is not discoverable in any other artist. Whether we consider the beauty of his design, the correctness of his drawing, the graceful forms and positions of his vessels, the elegance of disposition, the lightness of his clouds, or the liveliness of his colouring we find in it the look of genuine nature. All is clear, bright, and sparkling, and full of lively truth. (On canvass--3 ft. 6 inh. by 2 ft. 6 inh.) [P. 21.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.