Born at Delft in 1620, died 1679, aged 59. This Ingenious painter was a nephew of Evert Van Aelst, by whom he was instructed in the art. His pictures, like those of his uncle, represent dead game and still life. They are, however, much more neatly finished, and are even more preciously wrought up than the highly valued works of Weeninx. DESCRIPTION. This little picture is a fine specimen of the master. A group of dead birds placed on a marble slab. It is painted with a flowing and clear pencil; and the colouring is not inferior to Weeninx. The name of the artist is in the left corner of the picture, and bears the date of 1665. [Pp. 38-39; see entry 04280043 for companion piece and a note on the work's provenance.]
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.