Adriaen van Diest

1655-1704 Holland/England Maritime/Landscapes

 

Brief Biography-Adriaen van Diest from The Hague was tutored by his father Jeronymus who was a maritime artist. He spent the most of his life in England where he painted landscapes along the western coastline, under the employ of John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath. His landscape works bore some inspiration from the works of Italian and Northern masters that he had observed, Jan van Goyen being the most prominent influence. Often for a means of living he hurriedly painted pictures which were of an inferior quality than his talents permitted. The staffage in such paintings were known to have been inserted by his brother-in-law Adriaen Coloni, a lesser artist who painted in the style of Salvator Rosa.

 

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an action of the
english succession

an action of the english succession

battle of
la hogue

battle of la hogue

battle of
lowestoft

battle of lowestoft

bay with camels in
the foreground

bay with camels in the foreground

buckingham
palaces

buckingham palaces

dunham masse
greater manchester

dunham masse greater manchester

landscape with
distant mountains

landscape with distant mountains

the four days
battle

the four days battle the burning of hms royal prince