ARENTSZ., Arent
(b. ca. 1585, Amsterdam, d. 1631, Amsterdam)

Biography

Dutch painter, called Cabel. He gained his sobriquet 'Cabel' from the name of his house on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. His highly realistic summer and winter landscapes are closely related to those of his exact contemporary, Hendrick Avercamp, who was born in Amsterdam, but moved to Kampen as an infant. The nature of the two artists' professional relationship is unknown, although it is interesting to note the evidence of Avercamp's direct influence on Arentsz.