Born at Woerden, A.D. 1620--died A.D. 1690, aged 70. According to Huber, this eminent Landscape painter studied under Gerard Douw, whose style he for some time followed.--When he left his master he went to Italy, where he painted Landscapes. On his arrival at Rome he was indefatigable in his studies; he was frequently seen in the most sequestered plains, Designing the most interesting views, and the most remarkable vestiges of antiquity in the vicinity of that capital. These studious and solitary promenades procured him the appellation of the Hermit of Italy. In 1640 he became the disciple of Claude Lorraine. DESCRIPTION. This little picture represents the finding of Moses; the figures are admirably drawn and highly finished, and the Landscape is painted with the brilliant and glowing effect of Claude. This little gem was formerly in the Collection of Robert Hinley Esq. of England. [P. 20.]
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.