Egbert van der Poel
|Egbert van der Poel|
Delft Explosion of 1654, c. 1654
March 9, 1621|
Delft, Dutch Republic
|Died||July 19, 1664
Rotterdam, Dutch Republic
|Movement||Dutch Golden Age painting|
He may possibly have been a student of Esaias van de Velde and of Aert van der Neer. According to the RKD he was the brother of the painter Adriaen Lievensz van der Poel and a student of Cornelis Saftleven in Rotterdam. Van der Poel was registered with the Guild of St Luke in Delft on October 17, 1650, where he is listed as a landscape painter. In 1651 van der Poel married Aeltgen Willems van Linschooten in Maassluis, near Rotterdam. His most famous paintings depict the Delft gunpowder explosion of October 12, 1654 and its aftermath; he and his wife were living in the area at the time. Egbert and Aeltgen van der Poel had a son and three daughters. He died in Rotterdam in 1664.
- RKD entry for Egbert Lievensz van der Poel
- John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins. Cyclopedia of painters and paintings, Volume 3, 1887.
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