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Koninck, Philip De

KONINCK, PHILIP DE [de Ccninck, de Koningh, van Koening] (1619-1688), Dutch landscape painter, was born in Amsterdam in 1619. Little is known of his history, except that he was a pupil of Rembrandt, whose influence is to be seen in all his work. He painted chiefly broad sunny landscapes, full of space, light and atmosphere. Portraits by him, somewhat in the manner of Rembrandt, also exist; there are examples of these in the galleries at Copenhagen and Christiania. Of his landscapes the principal are " Vue de 1'embouchure d'une riviere," at the Hague; a slightly larger replica is in the National Gallery, London; " Lisiere d'un bois," and " Paysage " (with figures by A. Vandevelde) at Amsterdam; and landscapes in Brussels, Florence (Uffizi). Berlin and Cologne.

Several of his works have been falsely attributed to Rembrandt, and many more to his namesake and fellowtownsman SALOMON DE KONINCK (1609-1656), who was also a disciple of Rembrandt; his paintings and etchings consist mainly of portraits and biblical scenes.

Both these painters are to be distinguished from DAVID DE KONINCK (1636-? 1687), who is also known as " Rammelaar." He was born in Antwerp. He studied there under Jan Fyt, and later settled in Rome, where he is stated to have died in 1687; this is, however, doubtful. His pictures are chiefly landscapes with animals, and still-life.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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