Born at Amsterdam, A.D. 1640--died A.D. 1678, aged 38. This charming painter was a disciple of Nicholas Berghem. With the advantage of such an instructor, his progress was extraordinary, and to perfect himself, he travelled to Italy. After a residence of several years in Rome, he returned to Holland, where his pictures were not less admired than they had been in Italy. The works of Du Jardyn generally exhibited a warmth and brilliancy of atmosphere resembling that of Italy more than Holland; his pictures are always highly wrought, and this beautiful specimen gives ample proof of his great talents. DESCRIPTION. It is a small richly composed landscape, with a hilly meadow for the foreground, on which are seen a bull, horse and sheep, with children on the opposite declivity, and a tree on the right; the stump and roots of a tree, behind which is a dog, fills the left of the picture; the sky is clear is clear and sparkling; the landscape spirited and free, and the figures and animals are painted with the truth and finish of Paul Potter. This little gem adorned the collection of M.M. Zachary, Esq. [P. 16.]
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.