Abraham de Verwer

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Battle of the Zuider Zee, October 6, 1573

Abraham de Verwer (1585, Haarlem – 1650, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter of cityscapes, (river) landscapes and seascapes.

Biography[edit]

He was also called Abraham de Verweer van Burghstrate. He travelled in northern France and when he returned, he settled in Amsterdam.[1] It is unknown who taught him to paint, but he was noted in his wife's testament in Haarlem in 1607 as a "schrijnwerker" or cabinet-maker, and in 1614 he was noted in an Amsterdam estate inventory as a painter.[1] He travelled in France from 1637-1639.[1] He was the father of the Amsterdam poet Catharina Verwers and the Amsterdam painter Justus de Verwer.[1][2]


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