Cornelis De Wael
(1592 - 1667)
Cornelis De Wael was active/lived in Belgium, Italy. Cornelis Wael is known for landscape, figure.
Cornelis de Wael came from a large
Antwerp family of painters. He moved to Genoa with his brother Lucas,
where he became the leader of a group of Netherlandish artists, as
recorded by the famous double portrait of the brothers by Anthony van
Dyck. Alongside narrative and genre scenes, Cornelis de Wael also
painted military motifs, as Arnold Houbraken emphasises in his biography
of the artist. Scenes of battles between Christian and Ottoman forces
were particularly popular.