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Griffier [Griffer, Griffeere, Griffin], Jan [John], seniorlocked

(c. 1645–1718)
  • Katharine Gibson

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Griffier [Griffer, Griffeere, Griffin], Jan [John], senior (c. 1645–1718), landscape painter and engraver, was born in Amsterdam. Arnold Houbraken wrote Griffier's first biography and from him we learn that Jan had a restless spirit: he called himself 'a burgher of the world' (...

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