(1627 - 1703)
Matthias Withoos was active/lived in Holland. Matthias Withoos is known for still life, cityscape and landscape painting-insects and reptiles.
Biography Matthias Withoos
was a Dutch still life and cityscape painter, best-known for the
details of insects, reptiles and undergrowth in the foreground of his
Withoos studied under Jacob van Campen, at his painters' school just
outside the city at his country house, and then with Otto Marseus van
Schrieck. When he was 21, Withoos made a trip to Rome with Van Schrieck,
and Willem van Aelst. There they joined the group of northern artists
known as the "Bentvueghels" ("Birds of a feather"), and Withoos went by
the alias "Calzetta Bianca" ("White Hose")—a translation of his name
into Italian. Withoos' work caught the eye of the cardinal Leopold
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