Born at Haerlem, A.D. 1636--died A.D. 1681, aged 45. It is not known under whom this admirable landscape painter studied. . . . DESCRIPTION. This grand Landscape exhibits an extensive view over a flat country, illumined by a transient gleam of sunshine, beautifully varied with woods, meadows, and cornfields, and interspersed with churches, cottages, and a windmill. The ruins of an ancient fortification with its surrounding moat bordered with bushy trees, occupy the whole extent of the foreground. On a bastion on the left, are a shepherd seated, a boy with a dog, and three sheep near him; a few more sheep are seen on the opposite bastion, and a man standing in a breaCh. This is one of the finest productions of this Master; the touch is remarkably free and spirited, the colouring chaste and clear, and the masses of light and shadow are conducted with a masterly intelligence. The cattle and figures are painted by Adrian vander Velde. This picture was formerly in the collection of the Marquis of Marialva from whom it passed to John Smith, Esq. of London, and was purchased by Mr. Abraham at the sale of that gentleman's collection. [Pp. 4-5.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.