Born at Haerlem A.D. 1629--died A.D. 1699, aged 70. This eminent landscape painter is said to have had Ruysdael for his master, but certain it is that he studied principally, if not wholly after nature. . . . DESCRIPTION. In this charming picture, on the left hand, the artist has introduced his favourite Watermill, the water from which empties itself into a pond where a man is seen angling; just beyond in the centre of the picture, is a winding road judiciously broken, which to the left leads through a vista across some fields, and terminates on the right with cottages illumined by the sun's rays; in the cluster of trees. The touch is light, free, and firm, and has a very striking effect by the happy distribution of light and shadow for which this artist is so remarkable; the colouring is extremely fine; the airy form and graceful disposition of the clouds are inimitable. This picture has ever ranked a chef d'oeuvre of the master; the works of this artist are uncommonly scarce and pre-eminently esteemed, particularly, when found of the rich and high quality of this brilliant specimen. It is from the Collection of the Late Richard J.D. Ashworth Esq. of England. [Pp. 17-18.]
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.