Jan Asselyn

c. 1610-1652 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jan Asselyn was born in Diepen, Esaias van de Velde, the landscape artist, was thought to be his tutor. His friends and Bentvueghels associates called him Crabbetje because of his curved hook-like fingers, but they did not inhibit his abilities to paint exceedingly well. He was ten years in Italy, where he gained many inspirations, working in and around Rome and he spent time in Florence with Matthieu van Plattenberg. Claude Lorain was one of his main influences; however, Nicolaes Pieterzoon Berchem and Jan Dirksz Both also impressed him much. He was known to have been a friend of Rembrandt who etched an image of him. The painting "The Threatened Swan" in the Rijksmuseum is one of his most renowned works.

 

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beggars in front of
a roman limekiln

beggars in front of a roman limekiln


bellowing ox

bellowing ox

breach of the saint
anthonisdijk

breach of the saint anthonisdijk


catching crayfish

catching crayfish


cavalry engagement

cavalry engagement


cowherd

cowherd

drovers cattle and
sheep beside ruins

drovers cattle and sheep beside ruins

frozen moat outside
city walls

frozen moat outside city walls


gallopping towards
the gates

gallopping towards the gates of the fortress


horse at the smithy

horse at the smithy

huntsmen on a
bridge

huntsmen on a bridge

imaginary italian
landscape

imaginary italian landscape

king gustav adolf
two of sweden

king gustav adolf two of sweden battle near lutzen


lion hunting

lion hunting

peasants and animals
fording a river

peasants and animals fording a river

peasants by a river
bank

peasants by a river bank


ponte molle rome

ponte molle rome

reconstruction of the
muiderdeiches

reconstruction of the muiderdeiches


resting riders

resting riders

river landscape with
herders on a path

river landscape with herders on a path


ruin on the water

ruin on the water

rustic bridge near
tivoli

rustic bridge near tivoli

shepherd before
classical ruins

shepherd before classical ruins

the artist by frans
hals

the artist by frans hals

the battle
of lutzen

the battle of lutzen

the
threatened swan

the threatened swan

tiber river with the
ponte molle at sunset

tiber river with the ponte molle at sunset


traveling herdsmen

traveling herdsmen



winter landscape

winter landscape