Born at Haerlem, in 1620, died in 1668, aged 48. This charming painter received his first instructions from his father, a painter of little celebrity, and afterwards studied under John Wynants; his progress in the art was so rapid that it became a matter of surprise for every person who knew him. From his indigent circumstances he was prevented leaving his native place, notwithstanding his works possessed every excellence that could be wished for. DESCRIPTION. This little specimen of landscape will afford a great proof of his talents: the truly natural effect of a snow scene is admirably managed. In the centre of the picture is a figure driving an Antelope attached to a sledge: on the right a second figure is seen coming out of the wood driving with great speed another of these beautiful animals. The touch, though fine, is exquisite, and possesses all that high finish for which he is so celebrated. The figures are drawn with the correctness of nature, and the sky is in perfect keeping with the rest of the picture. It formerly adorned the collection of Richard Artis Esq. of England. [P. 42.]
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.