Egbert van der Poel (9 March 1621 – 19 July 1664) was a Dutch Golden Age genre and landscape painter.

Egbert van der Poel
Delft Explosion of 1654, c. 1654
Born(1621-03-09)9 March 1621
Died19 July 1664(1664-07-19) (aged 43)
Known forPainting
MovementDutch Golden Age painting

Life edit

Van der Poel was born in Delft, the son of a goldsmith, and may have been a student of Esaias van de Velde and of Aert van der Neer. According to the RKD he was the brother of the painter Adriaen Lievensz van der Poel and a student of Cornelis Saftleven in Rotterdam.[1] Van der Poel was registered with the Guild of St Luke in Delft on 17 October 1650, where he is listed as a landscape painter.[2] In 1651 van der Poel married Aeltgen Willems van Linschooten in Maassluis, near Rotterdam. His most famous paintings depict the Delft gunpowder explosion of 12 October 1654 and its aftermath; he and his wife were living in the area at the time. Egbert and Aeltgen van der Poel had a son and three daughters. He died in Rotterdam in 1664.

References edit

  1. ^ RKD entry for Egbert Lievensz van der Poel
  2. ^ Champlin, John Denison; Perkins, Charles Callahan (1887). Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. Vol. 3.

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