Born at Dort in 1643, died in 1706, aged 63. This painter studied under Solomon Van Hoosgstraten, and afterwards became a scholar of Gerard Douw, . . . DESCRIPTION. This little picture represents the interior of an apartment, with three figures at a table. The female is asleep in her chair, while one of her male companions is playing off a joke, by placing his segar to her nose; the other has just risen from his seat for the purpose of lighting his pipe by the candle on the table; a fourth figure is seen coming in at the door with a light in her hand, while on the floor in the foreground is a third light which proceeds from a lantern. The management of the chiar-oscuro in this picture satisfactorily proves the perfect knowledge the artist had of its use and effects. The touch is sweet and mellow; the colouring clear and good; and the accessories are placed with care and precision. There is a picture now in the possession of A. Hope, Esq. of England, of the same subject, by G. Douw; and this picture has been considered, by many excellent judges, to be by that great artist, but that is not deemed to be the fact, although little inferior to that Master. It was formerly in the Collection of David Holt, Esq. of England. [Pp. 48-49.]
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.