(b. 1670, Dordrecht, d. 1729, Middelburg)


Abraham Bisschop (also Busschop), Dutch painter. He was the youngest son and pupil of Cornelis Bisschop, a court painter to the King of Denmark. He was registered with the Guild of Middelburg in 1715. He painted still-lifes, flower paintings, animals and birds.

Abraham Bisschop was a painter of birds in Italianate landscapes, of portraits, and room decorations for large houses in Holland. The majority of his oil paintings are large canvasses of both familiar and exotic birds, usually in landscapes with classical ruins and urns. Little is known of his life.

In c. 1700 he moved to Middelburg where he became a painter of scenes with several types of fowls.

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