Abraham de Heusch

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Abraham de Heusch (1635, Utrecht – April 30, 1712, Leerdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he painted all sorts of plants, salamanders, snakes and other animals in small chapels and ruins in a natural manner.[1] He married in Dordrecht, and when his wife died he joined the navy.[1] He then remarried and returned to Leerdam where he lived off rents and died the mayor of that town.[1]

According to the RKD he was a pupil of the painter Christiaen Striep in Amsterdam, and worked in Dordrecht and with the Dutch navy before moving to Leerdam.[2] No known works survive.


  1. ^ a b c (in Dutch) Abraham de Heusch Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Abraham de Heusch in the RKD