Pieter Jansz van Asch

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Pieter Jansz van Asch
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Pieter Jansz van Asch. Self-portrait with one of his landscapes.
Born Pieter Jansz van Asch
1603
Delft
Died 1678 (aged 74–75)
Delft
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Pieter Jansz van Asch (1603 - 6 June 1678 (buried)) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Delft, the son of the portrait painter Jan van Asch and joined the Guild of St. Luke in 1623.[1] According to Arnold Houbraken, he specialized in small landscapes, but his productivity was hampered by caring for his parents.[2] Jan Verkolje knew him and made a mezzotint of him. The city of Delft paid him 100 guilders for a schoorsteenstuk or overmantel piece in the City Hall known as the Prinsenhof.[3]

His works are influenced by the painters Pieter de Bloot, Jan Both, Joachim Govertsz Camphuysen, Anthonie Jansz van der Croos, Jan Josefsz van Goyen, and Jan Gabrielsz Sonjé.[1] He in turn influenced the painter Jacobus Coert.[1] He died and was buried in his home town of Delft.[1]

Legacy[edit]

van Asch has paintings in public collections including four in the United Kingdom.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pieter van Asch in the RKD
  2. ^ Pieter Janze van Asch biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen(1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ Overmantel piece in the records of the Prinsenhof
  4. ^ Paintings by van Asch at the BBC Your Paintings site

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