(The Hague 1630 – England 1706)
We know very little about this artist, but it is known that he’s a native of The Hague where he studied and had Arnold van Ravestyn as a mentor.
He was a Dean and inspector of the Picture Brotherhood in 1651 and in 1661 Master of the Guild of Saint Luke at The Hague.
In 1670 he worked in England and became the “painter of the Duke of Albemarle”.
We know that in 1671 he portrayed Lord Shaftesbury and, luckily, painted the Duke’s greyhound.
He worked for William II, Prince of Orange-Nassau. The last documentation was found in Amsterdam and dates back to the year of his death.