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GRIFFIER, Jan I., the Elder (<i>died</i> 1718), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GRIFFIER, Jan I., the Elder (died 1718), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1645, 1652 or 1656, in Amsterdam; died 1718, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Landscapes, seascapes.

[not available online]Griffier was a pupil of Roeland Roghman and J. Looten. He initially painted flowers, but then abandoned this genre for landscapes. He studied Ruysdael, Lingelbach, Saftleven, and took his inspiration from them for his views of the Rhine, which established

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