Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraten

Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraaten (Mar 1, 1622 – 1666) was a Dutch painter of marine art and landscapes, particularly of events of the First Anglo-Dutch War and Dutch-Swedish War.

Van Beerstraten was a Dutch painter of seascapes and townscapes His father Abraham Danielsz was a damask or table worker from Emden On August 30, 1642, Jan 20 lived in the Elandstraat in the Jordaan and married Magdalena (Teunis) of Bronckhorst, the daughter of an ebbenhoutwerker from Bloemstraat In 1646 he became poorter The couple got at least five sons and five daughters

According to Abraham Bredius, he lived in the Haarlemmerdijk in 1649, where the shipwreck hatch According to Van der Most, the couple received a child baptized in Utrecht in 1650. In 1651 he became a guardian of the children of his brother Daniel, a ship barber who Bushuis lived and died in East India In August he purchased a house at the end of the Rozengracht, opposite the David Lingelbach maze, of the landscape painter Johannes Collaert, who bought that house two years earlier on a execution auction from Beerstraat And his son went to look at the fire of the old town hall on July 7, 1652, drawing the ruins, as well as Rembrandt, Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert, Aert van der Neer and Jan Asselijn. It is not excluded that he lived in the Lord’s Street in December 1652, When he buried a child of six years in December of that year. In that case, the property at Rozengracht, next to the Foelieslagersgang, took part in a later stage, Because only in 1655, 1656 and 1658 he let children baptize in the Westerkerk

In 1662 he traveled with Friesland to Abraham with his son, drawing drawings of Workum, IJlst, Sneek, Leeuwarden, Dronrijp, Franeker and Midlum. On May 25, 1664, his wife died after Maria Van Beerstraten’s birth remained with eight children

On April 11, 1665, he married another 38-year-old Albert Egberts of Crale from Zwolle On May 10, they married in the church of Sloterdijk Meanwhile, eight of his eight children had died, possibly at the plague. The painter Berestraten was buried on July 1, 1666 at the Westerkerk His wife died on July 19, not yet three weeks later, at the birth of a child; Their childbirth (four children) was admitted to the Civilian House a few weeks later, except 14-year-old Johannes, now the oldest. He had learned painting at his father, but said that he had a rigid arm and all the works he had ever been attributed to According to Oldewelt to his father’s work He was housed in the diagonal house in October, ran out of rain and died in the following year. The parental house was sold at the end of the year for execution for 2800 guilders to a glass maker

Van Beerstraten painted seas, ports and Amsterdam cityscapes. He also visited many other cities and villages, including Sloten, Kudelstaart, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Leimuiden, Nieuwkoop, Aarlanderveen, Maarssen, Zuilen, Gorinchem, Hoorn and Beverwijk. His work is of historical importance Because he often painted city gates, churches, castles and other buildings that no longer exist, such as the house neighbors and the muiderslot. According to some authors he would have made a trip to Scandinavia and Switzerland because of a number of mountain views, but there are no indications He studied at Jan Baptist Weenix, who had been to Italy and lived in Utrecht in 1650. Van Beerstraten had a predilection for monumental buildings, often placed in a winter landscape with a frozen canal unfolded in the foreground with skaters and hikers Johannes Lingelbach, Who also lived on the Rozengracht (as well as Adam Pijnacker and Rembrandt, who ee Lived a few doors) often painted the figures on his paintings

From the estate description made after his death (April 15, 1667), Van Beerstraten was in possession of two paintings by Philips Wouwerman, one of Pieter de Hoogh, a landscape of Jacob Esselens and one of Jan Porcellis Abraham Storck inherited his uncompleted Paintings

Antonie van Beerstraat:
Antonie van Beerstraten was christened on February 4, 1646 in the New Church and not in 1639 as it is sometimes mentioned. He seems to have made both ports and Amsterdam cityscapes and winter landscapes and rarely signed his job. It is unclear when he died but he was not Fictional figure

Selected works:
Winter View of Leyden, 1660 – Hermitage Museum
Skating at Slooten, near Amsterdam – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Winter Landscape, 1655 – John Paul Getty Museum
Imaginary view of a port, with the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, also known as The Old Port of Genes – Louvre
Port – National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade
Imaginary view of a port with the chevet of Lyon Cathedral – Louvre
View of the Yacht of the Princes of Orange and Other Ships – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Castle of Muiden in Winter – National Gallery, London
5 works now at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Sailing man-of-war (watercolour on paper) – Courtauld Gallery
A Dutch Flagship and a Fluyt Running into a Mediterranean Harbour – National Maritime Museum
The Battle of Scheveningen – National Maritime Museum