24 facts about Anthonie Leemans

By Gwylym Owen

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Anthonie Leemans (1631 in The Hague – 1673 in Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

According to Houbraken, who did not specify which brother he meant, he made a profitable perky making trompe l’oeil paintings of hunting paraphernalia, birdcages, and weaponry.

According to the RKD he was the older brother of the painter Johannes Leemans, and both are known for yet life paintings of hunting accessories and vanitas pieces that became an influence upon Christoffel Pierson for their popularity. Anthonie as a consequence painted a few Italianate landscapes once soldiers.

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