(b Delft, c.1601; d Amsterdam, 27 Nov. 1673). Dutch portrait and genre painter, active mainly in his native Delft. He was a pupil of Miereveld and Dirk Hals and his paintings resemble those of his masters—his portraits rather wooden, his ‘merry company’ groups of soldiers, cavaliers, and their ladies livelier and pleasantly coloured. His younger brother Palamedes I Palamedesz. (1607–38) and his son Palamedes II Palamedesz. (1633–1705) were both painters.
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.