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Allart van Everdingen

Everdingen, Allart van (älˈärt vän āˈfərdĭngən) [key], 1621–75, Dutch painter and etcher. Although he worked primarily in Haarlem and Amsterdam, the scenery of Sweden and Norway forms the subject of some of his finest pictures. In color, atmosphere, and composition his paintings have been compared to those of Ruisdael. Everdingen executed over 150 etchings, treated in a broad and vigorous manner. Outstanding among them were his etchings for Reynard the Fox. His brother Caesar Everdingen, 1617–87, was a portrait and historical painter in the Italian academic style.

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