Esaias van de Velde

c. 1587-1630 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Esaias van de Velde was born in Amsterdam circa 1587, but first records of him were in Haarlem in 1610, and he married the next year. He was regarded as one of the first Dutch genre artists and was also an etcher. The guild of Saint Luke accepted him in 1612. In 1618, the Prince of Orange engaged him in Den Haag. He is known to have also worked in Leyden. Landscape artists employed him to insert staffage into their paintings. Esaias's works consisted of Landscapes, cavalry battles and genre scenes. Jan van Goyen and Jan Asselyn were two of his many notable students.

 

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bandits attacking a
caravan of travellers

bandits attacking a caravan of travellers


battle scene

battle scene


ferry boat

ferry boat

garden party before
a palace

garden party before a palace


ice skaters

ice skaters

joy of ice on a
frozen canal

joy of ice on a frozen canal


landscape

landscape

merry company
banqueting

merry company banqueting on a terrace


riders on a path

riders on a path

traveller and his
pack horse

traveller and his pack horse


view of zierikzee

view of zierikzee

winter landscape
with farm

winter landscape  with farm


winter landscape

winter landscape


winter landscape two

winter landscape two

winter landscape
with skaters

winter landscape with skaters and a farm house