Pieter de Zeelander

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A flute and other vessels off the Dutch coast

Pieter de Zeelander (nickname Kaper) (c.1620 in Haarlem – after 1650 in Rome) was a Dutch painter who specialized in seascapes.


Nothing is known about his training. He traveled to Rome in 1648.[1] He was a member of the Bentvueghels, an association of mainly Dutch and Flemish artists working in Rome. He was given the nickname (called ‘bent name’) 'Kaper', which means privateer.[2] There is no further information known about him and it is believed that he died in Rome.[3]


  1. ^ (in Dutch)Biographical details at The Netherlands Institute for Art History
  2. ^ (in Dutch)Reference in: Arnold Houbraken, De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen, 1718
  3. ^ Biographical details on Hadrianus