STRIJ Abraham (Van)
THE WINE TASTER
Oil on panel: 43.5 x 32.5 cm / 17.1 x 12.8 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of portraits, genre scenes, flowers, wallpapers and jewels; etcher and watercolourist.
Abraham van Strij was the brother of Jacob van Strij. He lived and worked in Dordrecht. He worked in the painters’ supply shop of his father, Leendert van Strij. Later on, he became a pupil of Joris Ponse. He was very well-known as a painter of wallpapers and jewels, but he was most famous for his works inspired by Metsu and de Hoogh. He was a member of Pictura in Dordrecht and later became its president.
Van Strij taught Pieter Rudolph Kleijn, Johannes van Lexmond, Johannes Rutten, Johannes Schoenmaker Pzn, Gillis Smak Gregoor and Abraham van Strij Jr.
Dordrecht 1753 - 1826
Amsterdam - Dordrecht - Heino - Rotterdam - The Hague
P. Scheen, "Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars; 1750 - 1880", The Hague 1981, p. 311.