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Pieter Molyn (1600-1661)

Pieter Molyn (1600-1661)In the countryside of Haarlem, the flower-garden of Holland, with its beautiful, wooded lanes and rolling duneland, we find the early men of the art of the paysagiste. The London-born Pieter Molyn (1600-1661) became a member of the Guild of Haarlem in 1616, and soon was called a "konstryk schilder," an artistic painter.

His work, after the painter Jan van Goyen's manner, is distinguished by suppleness of handling, broad and striking treatment and truthful conception. He frankly turned to the surrounding country for inspiration, eschewing Italian examples, and exercised great influence an the Haarlem school.