A Hilly Landscape with Wanderers at the Foot of a Castle Ruin
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Pieter de Molijn ( London 1595 - Haarlem 1661 )
Pieter de Molijn was a Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher of English birth and Flemish descent. His father, Pieter de Molijn, came from Ghent and his mother, Lynken van den Bossche, from Brussels. It is not known why they went to England, perhaps for employment rather than to avoid religious persecution. Pieter the younger apparently remained proud of his birthplace throughout his life, as can be inferred from his designation as ‘The Londoner’ in archival documents.