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Abraham Teerlink

(1776 Dordrecht – 1857 Rome)

This very fine, picturesque landscape is a very characteristic example of Teerlink’s drawing style, which was strongly influenced by the art of the 17th century Dutch Italianates. Teerlink was a pupil of Michiel Versteegh and Jan Kelderman. In 1807, a travel stipend from Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland, enabled him to make a study trip to Paris, where he continued his artistic training in David’s studio. In late 1808, Teerlink travelled to Rome, where he lived and worked until his death. Teerlink had a successful career in Italy as a landscape painter and was a leading figure in the Dutch artistic community in Rome. Late in life he married the much younger Tuscan painter Anna Muschi.