Willem van Diest
Den Haag, before 1610 – after 1663
Calm sea with sailing ships, a rowing boat and fishermen on a spit of land.
Oil on panel 25,8 32,3cm.
Signed and dated WvDiest on the spar lower left.
Willem van Diest was influenced by Jan van Goyen, Simon de Vlieger and Hendrick Dubbels.
His earliest dated work was 1629. His son and pupil was the painter Hiëronymus van Diest.
He was one of de founders of the ’Schildersconfrerie’ in the Hague in 1656.