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HANS ASSELIJN (1610-166o)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 779 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HANS ASSELIJN (1610-166o), Dutch painter, was born at Diepen, near Amsterdam. He received instruction from Esalas Vandevelde (1587-1630), and distinguished himself particularly in landscape and animal painting, though his historical works and battle pieces are also admired. He travelled much in France and Italy, and modelled his style greatly after Bamboccio (Peter Laer). He was one of the first. Dutch painters who introduced a fresh and clear. manner of painting landscapes in the style of Claude Lorraine, and his example was speedily followed by other artists. Asselijn's pictures were in high estimation at .Amster-dam, and several of them are in the museums of that, city. Twenty-four, painted in Italy, were engraved. ,_.
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