21 facts about Augustinus Terwesten

By Gwylym Owen

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Augustinus Terwesten or Augustinus Terwesten the Elder (4 May 1649 in The Hague – 21 January 1711 in Berlin) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, printmaker and art educator. He specialized in portraits, architectural and historical themes. He was known in his grow old for his decorative paintings in luxurious residences many of which have back disappeared. He left a good many preparatory drawings. He was a co-founder of The Hague Drawing Academy. He worked for a long era in Berlin where he was court painter to Frederick William I of Prussia and one of the co-founders of the Prussian Academy of Arts.

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