Born at Antwerp, 1594; died 1678; aged 84. This artist was, in colouring, equal to Rubens. Had he possessed a more elevated idea and better taste, he would have ranked with the most eminent in art. He painted with extraordinary freedom, ease, and expedition. There is a brilliancy and harmony in his colouring, and a good understanding of the chiaroscuro. His composition is rich, his expression natural and strong, but his design wanted elegance and refinement. His pencil is always excellent; and, for a fine and spirited touch, no painter can be accounted his superior. [P. 23.]
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