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Jacob van Walscapelle

1644 - 1727

Walscapelle was born in Dordrecht as Jacob Cruydenier but later adopted the surname of a maternal great-grandfather.

He probably settled early on in Amsterdam, where he is recorded as having been taught by the flower painter, Cornelis Kick.

Walscapelle’s colourful and precisely detailed still lifes of flowers and fruit show the influence of Jan Davidsz. de Heem.

He appears to have given up painting in later life; known dated works range from 1667 to 1685.