I. Adrian, A Dutch Painter

A Dutch Painter Adrian, born in Amsterdam in 1639, died there in 1672. He excelled in figures, and was frequently employed by Ruysdael, Hobbema, Van der Heyden, and other artists, to complete their pictures.

II. Willem, The Elder

The Elder Willem, a Dutch painter, born in Leyden in 1610, died in London in 1693. He was so distinguished by his drawings of sea fights that the states of Holland provided him with a small vessel for the purpose of following the Dutch fleets and illustrating their manoeuvres. In 1675 he was invited by Charles II. to England, and was appointed painter of sea fights to the king, with a pension of £100, which was continued by James.

III. Willem, The Younger

The Younger Willem, son of the preceding, born in Amsterdam in 1633, died in London, April 6, 1707. He succeeded his father as marine painter to the king of England, where his pictures are chiefly owned. He was unrivalled in storm pieces.