RAVESTEYN, Hubert van
(b. 1638, Dordrecht, d. before 1691, Dordrecht)


Dutch painter of barn interiors and still-lifes, active in Dordrecht. He was married in 1669. His pictures, signed with the monogram H. 22., are painted in a brownish tone in the manner of Cornelis Saftleven. He left a modest oeuvre, recent research reconstructed some twenty works. He was not a very original artist, he often repeated his own compositions with very little variation. For his peasant interiors he borrowed from his townsman Aelbert Cuyp, while for still-lifes the Amsterdam still-life painter Jan Jansz. van de Velde was his starting point.

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