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Abraham Begeijn

active from 1655; died 1697

Abraham Cornelisz. Begeijn (or Bega) was born in Leiden and worked there and in Amsterdam, London and The Hague. In 1688 he was appointed court painter to the Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin. He died in Berlin in 1697.

He was an eclectic artist, specialising in Italianate landscapes, port scenes and paintings of plants with reptiles and insects.