Born at Gottenburg A.D. 1633, died A.D. 1705, aged 72. This extraordinary clever painter at an early period of his life went to Antwerp, where he became a scholar of Daniel Segers, he painted flowers and fruit in the highly finished style of his master. His pictures are very scarce, being principally confined to the best collections in Germany. DESCRIPTION. This Picture represents Fruit, Corn, and Flowers, painted in the form of a Garland, with an inumerable variety of insects: this is a most exquisitely painted picture, the representation of the various objects are truly natural: on the left of the picture is seen a cunning mouse feasting himself on the delicious fruit: the exquisite pencilling, the richness and splendour of the colouring, and the skilful management of the chiar-oscuro are equal to the productions of Rubens or Snyder, while the finish is not surpassed by Van Huysen. The name of the artist with the date 1664 is on the right hand corner at the bottom of the picture. [P. 27.]
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.