(Flemish, born c. 1665, active to 1694)
"Arrival of the merchant"
Oil on oak panel
27 x 43 cm.
Verso inscribed and with seal lacquer "159 Nnº / M C"
Matthijs schoevaerdts worked as a landscape
painter and engraver. He was the brother of the
painter Frans Schoevaerdts and active in Brussels. In
1682 he became the pupil of Adam Frans Boudewijns
and in 1690 a member of the Guild of St. Luke in
Brussels. The influences of Paul Bril and Jan
Brueghel I can be seen in his works. His meticulous
and detailed landscapes have often been confused
with the works of Pieter Bout and Adriaen Fransz.
Boudewijns. He sometimes collaborated with the latter
and with other colleagues, among them Jacques
d'Arthois in whose landscapes he painted the figures.