Born 1633; died 1707, aged 87. A native of Amsterdam, where he passed the early part of his life, yet the greater part was spent in England, though the exact time of his arrival is not known. The paintings of this master have in every respect such a degree of perfection as is not discoverable in any other artist. Whether we consider the beauty of his design, the correctness of his drawing, the graceful forms and positions of his vessels, the elegance of disposition, the lightness of his clouds, a liveliness of his colouring, we find in it the look of genuine nature. All is clear, bright, and sparkling, and full of lively truth. [P. 22.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, by the Ancient Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, by the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools, open at the American Academy, Barclay Street. Admittance (catalogues included) $.50. Season Tickets $1.00. Family Ticket for the season, admitting four, $5.00. New-York: Printed by W. Mitchell, 265 Bowery. 1832.