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BALEN, Matthys (1684 - 1766), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BALEN, Matthys (1684 - 1766), Painter

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 24 February 1684, in Dordrecht; died 7 January 1766, in Dordrecht.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Matthys Balen was the son of Jan van Balen and grandson of the writer Matthys Balen. He was taught by Arnold Houbraken. The Bonde Collection in Eriksberg has a delightful small painting by him, Hermit Reading.

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