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Ludolf Backhuysen
Painter, calligrapher, and printmaker
(Germany, 1630 - 1708, Amsterdam)

ULAN note: Successful specialist in marine paintings; the subjects of his paintings were often inspired by historical or military events. A frequently used element in in Bakhuysen's later work is a brightly lit strip of sea serving as a transition between the dark foreground and the sky. He was also a talented draftsman and calligrapher. His grandson is Ludolf Backhuysen II.

Some information from Getty's Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN)


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