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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 8 October 1697, in Amsterdam; died 7 March 1750, in Amsterdam.

Painter (gouache), pastellist, watercolourist, decorative designer, engraver, draughtsman. History painting, portraits, genre scenes. Stage sets.

The pupil of Arnold van Boonen, Cornelis Troost married Maria van der Duyn in Zwolle in 1720 and settled in Amsterdam, where he was made a burgher of the city in 1726. His daughters, Sara and Elisabeth, married Jacob and Cornelis Floos van Amstel. Troost has been dubbed the 'Dutch Hogarth' and the 'Dutch Watteau', but has much more in common with the former. His work may also be compared with that of Pietro Longhi, but in view of the date of his death he probably knew few of Hogarth's major works ( ...