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Gabriel Metsu

 (1629 - 1667)
Gabriel Metsu was active/lived in Netherlands.  Gabriel Metsu is known for Biblical scenes, allegorical subjects.

Gabriel Metsu

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Gabriel Metsu was a Dutch painter, active in his native Leiden, and then in Amsterdam, where he had moved by 1657. Art historian Houbraken says that Metsu trained with Dou, but Metsu's early works are very different from his - typically historical and mythological scenes, broadly rather than minutely painted.

Metsu also painted portraits and still-lifes, but his most characteristic works are genre scenes, some of which rank among the finest of their period. He concentrated on scenes of genteel middle-class life, fairly close to de Hooch and Terborch in style, but with a personal stamp.

One of his best-known works, "The Sick Child" (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), is often compared with Vermeer. His work is rarely dated, so   ...  Displaying 750 of 904 characters.

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About  Gabriel Metsu

Born:  1629 - Leiden, Netherlands
Died:   1667
Known for:  Biblical scenes, allegorical subjects