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Hendrik Frans Van Lint

 (1684 - 1763)
Hendrik Frans Van Lint was active/lived in Netherlands, Belgium, Italy.  Hendrik Van Lint is known for landscape painting, ruins, classical buildings.

Hendrik Frans Van Lint

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Hendrik Frans Van Lint (called Lo Studio)

A native of Antwerp, Van Lint moved to Rome in circa 1710 and joined the fraternity of Northern painters working there, called the Schildersbent.  He painted topographical views of the sites and monuments of the Eternal City, as well as classical landscapes.

He was the father of Jacob/Giacomo van Lint.

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Biography from Kunsthaus Lempertz
Hendrik Frans Van Lint was Born in Antwerp, in 1684.  Hendrik Frans van Lint trained under Pieter van Bredael before moving to Rome in 1700, where he spent the rest of his life.

The artist, became a member of the Schildersbent, the association of northern artists living and working in the Eternal City.  The young van Lint may have assisted Gaspar Vanvitelli in his workshop.  He certainly looked to the examples of Claude Lorrain, who greatly influenced him.

Van Lint executed detailed drawings, often in situ, later using the preparatory sketches to work up full-scale compositions.  He frequently added ruins and classical buildings to create elaborate imaginary landscapes characterized by gently suffused light and a classicist feeling. 

Hendrik Frans van Lint was one of the most accomplished and sought-after landscape painters in Rome in the first half of the 18th century.  His oeuvre was enthusiastically collected by Italian patrons and Grand Tourists.

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About  Hendrik Frans Van Lint

Born:  1684 - Antwerp, Belgium
Died:   1763 - Rome, Italy
Known for:  landscape painting, ruins, classical buildings