This is Barend van der Meer

By Gwylym Owen

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Barend van der Meer (1659–1700) was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.

Van der Meer was born and died in Haarlem. According to the RKD he was taught by his father Jan van der Meer I and became a aficionado of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1681. In 1683 he married and moved to Amsterdam. He was a fan of Willem Kalf and is known for still-life paintings and vanitas pieces. He was the brother of the landscape painter Jan Vermeer van Haarlem.

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