Abraham Rutgers Learn about ABRAHAM RUTGERS (1632-1699) artist,their past and upcoming works offered at auction at Christie's

A silk merchant by trade, Abraham Rutgers was a talented amateur artist who worked exclusively as a draughtsman rather than a painter, and who is thought to have been influenced by Rembrandt through his friendship with Jacob Esselens (1626–1687). The majority of drawings which survive by him show views around Amsterdam and Utrecht, especially along the banks of the river Vecht where he, like many other wealthy Amsterdam merchants, had a country house. He was especially fond of using the motifs of slanting trees as a screen through which to show the receding perspectives of river banks and paths.

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