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.



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.


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