Dirk van der Aa

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Dirk van der Aa (1731-1809): Spielende Putten auf Wolken (Playing Putti on Clouds). Signed and dated "D. Vander Aa/1773". Oil on canvas, 119 x 45 cm

Dirk van der Aa (1731 – February 23, 1809) was a Dutch rococo painter who is best known for his allegorical work.

Life[edit]

He was born in The Hague, and first apprenticed to Johann Heinrich Keller, and then to Gerrit Mes with whom he would later start a workshop; they specialized in grisaille decorative paintings. He counted Evert Morel, Cornelis Kuipers, Johan Christiaan Roedig [1] and Andries van der Aa amongst his students. He died in his home city of The Hague.

Works by Dirk van der Aa[edit]

  • Allegory of Summer: Cherubs disporting in a landscape (1775), part of a pair with Allegory of Autumn view at Artnet
  • Spielende Putten auf Wolken (Playing Putti on Clouds) (1773)
  • An overdoor: Putti desporting on clouds by a vase on pedestal (1773) view at Artnet
  • Spielende Putten, Allegorie des Sommers (Playing Putti, allegory of summer), attributed to Dirk van der Aa view at Artnet

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