Matthias Scheits

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Matthias Scheits (1630 in Hamburg – 1700 in Hamburg) was a German Baroque painter.

According to Houbraken he was in Hamburg while Johannes Voorhout was there and though he had initially trained in Haarlem under Philips Wouwerman, he later painted farm & village scenes in the manner of David Teniers[disambiguation needed]. Voorhout met him while he was working on historical sketches that were later published under his own name as prints of the old and new testament.[1]

According to the RKD he was the teacher of the painter Adam de Manyoki.[2]


  1. ^ (Dutch) Matthias Scheits Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Matthias Scheits in the RKD