Frederik de Moucheron

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Frederik de Moucheron
Moucheron Landscape with a horseman.jpg
Landscape with a horseman, 1670's.
Born Frederick
Died 1686 (aged 52–53)
Nationality Dutch
Known for Landscape painting
Movement Baroque

Frederik de Moucheron (1633 – 2 January 1686) was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.


Moucheron Family portrait, 1563, collection Rijksmuseum

Frederik de Moucheron was the son of the painter Balthazar de Moucheron and Cornelia van Brouckhoven. His father came from a wealthy family of wine traders and is portrayed as one of the younger sons in the family portrait of Pierre de Moucheron (1583). Frederik trained with Jan Asselijn and became a landscape painter. He set off at age 22 for Paris, where he spent 3 years and then after a tour of Antwerp, Paris. and Lyon,[1] he settled in 1659 in Amsterdam. There, he married Mariecke de Jouderville, the daughter of painter Isaac de Jouderville, in the same year and they had eleven children. He is buried in Amsterdam.[2]

He painted French, Italian, and Dutch landscapes. To finish these scenes, contemporaries specialized in painting figures collaborated with him, such as Adriaen van de Velde in Amsterdam, Theodor Helmbreker in Paris,[3] and at times Johannes Lingelbach, and Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem.

De Moucheron's son Isaac, named after his grandfather who was a Rembrandt pupil, became a popular engraver and painter, with many of his landscape wall decorations surviving in Amsterdam.


  1. ^ Frederik de Moucheron in the RKD
  2. ^ City Archives Amsterdam
  3. ^ Frederik de Moucheron biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

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