Cornelis Gerritsz Decker

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The St. Bavochurch in Haarlem seen from the south side on the Oude Groenmarkt, 1658, Frans Hals Museum

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1618, Haarlem – 1678, Haarlem), was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.


He was possibly a relation of David Decker, who was registered in the Haarlem guild as a pupil of Gerrit Claesz Bleker in Haarlem in 1640. David Decker's only known artwork was formerly attributed to Cornelis and shows strong similarity with his work.[1]

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1643.[2]


Wooden shed by a stream.

He painted landscapes in the manner of Jacob van Ruisdael. Some of the staffage in his landscapes was painted by Adriaen van Ostade, Philips Wouwerman and Johannes Lingelbach.[2]