Egbert van der Poel

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Egbert van der Poel


Delft Explosion of 1654, c. 1654
Born(1621-03-09)March 9, 1621
Delft, Dutch Republic
Died July 19, 1664(1664-07-19) (aged 43)
Rotterdam, Dutch Republic
Known for Painting
Movement Dutch Golden Age painting

Egbert van der Poel (9 March 1621, in Delft 19 July 1664, in Rotterdam) was a Dutch Golden Age genre and landscape painter, son of a Delft goldsmith.

Dutch Golden Age Historical period of the Netherlands from 1575 to 1675

The Dutch Golden Age was a period in the history of the Netherlands, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. The first section is characterized by the Eighty Years' War, which ended in 1648. The Golden Age continued in peacetime during the Dutch Republic until the end of the century.

Painting practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The final work is also called a painting.



Van der Poel may have been a student of Esaias van de Velde and of Aert van der Neer. According to the RKD he was the brother of the painter Adriaen Lievensz van der Poel and a student of Cornelis Saftleven in Rotterdam. [1] Van der Poel was registered with the Guild of St Luke in Delft on October 17, 1650, where he is listed as a landscape painter. [2] In 1651 van der Poel married Aeltgen Willems van Linschooten in Maassluis, near Rotterdam. His most famous paintings depict the Delft gunpowder explosion of October 12, 1654, and its aftermath; he and his wife were living in the area at the time. Egbert and Aeltgen van der Poel had a son and three daughters. He died in Rotterdam in 1664.

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  1. RKD entry for Egbert Lievensz van der Poel
  2. Champlin, John Denison; Perkins, Charles Callahan (1887). Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. Vol. 3.