Frederic de Moucheron, French (1633 - 1686)

Frederic de Moucheron

Frederik de Moucheron was the son of the painter Balthazar de Moucheron and Cornelia van Brouckhoven. His father came from a wealthy family of wine traders and is portrayed as one of the younger sons in the Moucheron Family portrait, 1563. Frederik trained with Jan Asselijn and became a landscape painter. He set off at age 22 for Paris, where he spent 3 years and then after a tour of Antwerp, Paris. and Lyon, he settled in 1659 in Amsterdam. There, he married Mariecke de Jouderville, the daughter of painter Isaac de Jouderville, in the same year and they had eleven children. He is buried in Amsterdam.

He painted French, Italian, and Dutch landscapes. To finish these scenes, contemporaries specialized in painting figures collaborated with him, such as Adriaen van de Velde in Amsterdam, Theodor Helmbreker in Paris and at times Johannes Lingelbach, and Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem.

de Moucheron's son Isaac, named after the famous painter in his mother's family who was a Rembrandt pupil, became a popular engraver and painter, with many of his landscape wall decorations surviving in Amsterdam.

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