Does, Jacob Vander

, first of this family of artists, was born at Amsterdam in 1623, and after having been a disciple of N. Moyart, travelled to Rome, and formed himself on the manner of Bamboccio. He excelled in landscapes and animals. His temper was melancholy and austere, so that he incurred the displeasure of all his acquaintance, and was deserted by them. He died at Amsterdam in 1673. His tone is dark, but his composition has dignity, his figures are well designed, and touched with spirit, and his animals, especially the sheep, are painted with equal truth and delicacy. The etchings of this master from compositions of his own, ornamented with animals, are executeJ in a slight, free, masterly style. 2


Argenville, vol.111, who, however, confounds the first two artists of this family. Descarnps, vol. III. Pilkiugton and —Strutt.