BACKHUYSEN, Ludolf
(b. 1630, Emden, d. 1708, Amsterdam)

Biography

Dutch marine painter, active mainly in Amsterdam. After the van de Veldes moved to England in 1672, Backhuysen became the most popular marine painter in Holland. He captures the drama and movement of ships, but seldom achieves the poetic effects of either van de Velde the Younger or Jan van de Capelle.