Thomas van der Wilt

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Thomas van der Wilt (16591733) was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.

Biography

Van der Wilt was born in Piershil. Houbraken mentioned him as one of the pupils of Jan Verkolje. [1] He became a master portrait painter in Delft, where he died. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 (in Dutch) Thomas van der Wilt in Jan Verkolje biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. 1 2 Thomas van der Wilt in the RKD