Willem van Nieulandt II
|Willem van Nieulandt II|
|Birth name||Willem van Nieulandt|
|Died||1635 (aged 50–51)
His father Adrien van Nieulandt the elder was born to a family of artists of Flemish origin from Antwerp. He probably moved with his family to Amsterdam in 1589 after the Siege of Antwerp, because they were Protestants. His three sons Willem van Nieulandt II (named for his uncle, also a painter), Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger, and Jacob van Nieulandt all became painters.
According to Houbraken, Willem was a pupil of Roelant Savery in Amsterdam, and he left him to travel to Rome, where he became a student of Paulus Bril. He specialized in painting artistic ruins of monuments, arches, and temples, many of which he then engraved himself. He returned to Amsterdam (via Antwerp) in 1607, and became a respected poet there as well as Italianate painter.
There is a painting by Willem Nieulandt at the Norton Art Museum in West Palm Beach,Florida("View of Town"),as well as at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest,Hungary. There is also a painting by this painter in the Pushkin Art Museum in Moscow,Russia("Jacob Returning to Canaan").
- Baldinucci, Filippo (1728). Notizie de' Professori del Disegno, Da Cimabue in qua, Secolo V. dal 1610. al 1670. Distinto in Decennali (or Notice of the Professors of Design, from Cimabue to now, from 1610-1670). Stamperia S.A.R. per li Tartini, e Franchi (Googlebooks entry for Guglielmo de Nicolant). pp. page 120.
- Web Gallery of Art biography
- RKD mentions Jacob Savery as teacher