Ca. 1624, Rotterdam – 1674, Vienna
Dutch painter, draftsman, etcher. He wrote in the manner of Pieter van Laer. Until 1643 he lived in his hometown. From 1644 to 1655 he was in Rome, where he met Hans de Jode and Nikolaas van Hoy. From 1656 to 1660 he worked in Brussels with Nikolaas van Hoy on the publication of David Teniers the Younger “Theatrum Pictorium” – a catalogue of the art gallery of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria. In 1659 he settled in Vienna, where he worked with Hans de Jode on a series of engravings from theatrical sceneries. For a short time he worked in Frankfurt am Main, Mainz (late 1650s), and Regensburg (1664). From 1670 he was a court painter of the Habsburg court.