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Joris van der Haagen

about 1615 - 1669

Joris van der Haagen's father Abraham (1587 - 1639) was also a painter, principally active in Arnhem. Joris is presumed to have trained in his studio there, and in 1640 he is recorded in The Hague, where he married and subsequently took citizenship in 1644. He was active in both the painter's guild and confraternity. He died in The Hague in May 1669.

Joris van der Haagen was a landscape painter who specialised in the representation of thickly wooded countryside, but he is best known for his topographical drawings and paintings of towns and individual houses and castles. Two of his sons, Cornelis and Jacobus, were also painters.