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DROST, Willem (1630 - 1678), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DROST, Willem (1630 - 1678), Painter

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1630; died January 1678, in Amsterdam.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

[not available online]Not much is known about this artist's life. Houbraken mentions a history painter named Drost, a pupil of Rembrandt who spent quite some time in Rome, before returning to Utrecht with Karel Lot and Jan van der Meer. He was probably a friend of the painter J.

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