Aert van Waes

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Aert van Waes
Aert van Waes vagebond.jpg
Vagabond, c. 1645.
Born Aert van Waes
c. 1620
Died January 1, 1675(1675-01-01) (aged 55)
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Aert van Waes, or Aert de Waes (c. 1620, Gouda - c. 1675), was a Dutch Golden Age painter of the Baroque period.


He was a student of Wouter Crabeth II, Reinier van Persijn and David Teniers the Younger, and though he lived and worked in Gouda, he travelled in France and Italy to finish his training.,[1] According to Houbraken, he learned etching from Reinier van Persijn, and was a good draftsman. He was a friend of Jan Govertsz Verbyl, who he had accompanied on his travels. Houbraken claimed that after their return to Gouda, they both died in 1649 of the same sudden sickness.[2] The RKD disagrees, and estimates his death between the years 1664–1684.


  1. ^ RKD entry for Aert van Waes
  2. ^ Aert van Waes mentioned in Jan Duive biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature