VINNE, Vincent I Laurensz. van der
(b. 1628, Haarlem, d. 1702, Haarlem)


Dutch painter and draughtsman, member of a family of artists. After initial training at a weaving mill, he spent nine months when he was 18 as the pupil of Frans Hals (who later painted his portrait c. 1655-60; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario), and in 1649 he joined the Haarlem Guild of St Luke. From 1652 to 1655 van der Vinne travelled through Germany, Switzerland and France, accompanied some of the time by Guillam Dubois (c. 1610-80), Dirck Helmbreker and Cornelis Bega. During the trip van der Vinne kept an illustrated diary of his travels and on his return worked this up in a second volume, copying his drawings and adding topographical prints by Matthäus Merian the elder and Jean Boisseau. He also filled a sketchbook with Rhineland landscapes (Haarlem, Gemeentearchf). The year after he returned from this trip he married Anneke Jansdr de Gaver (d Feb 1668), and six months after her death he married Catalijntje Boekaert.

Besides the drawings from his 1652-5 travels, he produced a number of townscapes in pen and ink with grey wash, some on a journey through the Netherlands in 1680. He also made drawings in black and red chalk depicting the city gates of Haarlem and ruins found in the surrounding countryside. He received commissions for ceiling paintings, signboards, landscapes, portraits and other works, but his known painted work is confined to a few vanitas still-lifes (e.g. Vanitas Still-life with a Print of Charles I of England, after 1649; Paris, Louvre).