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Adriaen van der werff
A nymph dancing before a shepherd playing a flute.

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Adriaen van der werff A nymph dancing before a shepherd playing a flute.
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Adriaen van der werff A nymph dancing before a shepherd playing a flute.


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Adriaen van der werff

Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1659-1722 Dutch painter and draughtsman. He was apprenticed to the portrait painter Cornelis Picolet (1626-79) from 1668 to 1670 and then from c.1671 to 1676 to Eglon van der Neer in Rotterdam. From 1676 van der Werff produced small portraits and genre paintings as an independent master; the Cook and Hunter at a Window (1678; New York, priv. col.; see Gaethgens, no. 2) and Man and Woman Seated at a Table (1678; St Petersburg, Hermitage) perpetuate the thematic and stylistic traditions of Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris and Gerard ter Borch (ii) but are distinguished by their greater elegance and richness of costume and interior. Van der Werff's portraits date mainly from the years 1680-95 (e.g. Two Children with a Guinea-pig and a Kitten (1681; London, Buckingham Pal., Royal Col.)). The motif of children with animals recalls van der Neer, while the careful depiction of fabrics recalls the Leiden school of 'Fine' painters. His Portrait of a Man in a Quilted Gown (1685; London, N.G.) resembles compositions by Caspar Netscher and Nicolaes Maes: a figure leaning against a balustrade, before a landscape. Van der Werff's work is, however, more elegant, in part because of the depiction of fabrics  Related Paintings of Adriaen van der werff :. | Sarah presenting Hagar to Abraham. | The adoracion of the shepherds | Hedwig Elisabeth Pfalzgrafin bei Rhein zu Neuburg, Prinzessin von Polen. | Flora with Putti Strewing Flowers | A nymph dancing before a shepherd playing a flute. |
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