Lis (or Lys), Jan Van Der

Lis (or Lys), Jan Van Der an eminent Dutch artist, was born at Oldenburg, Germany, in 1570, but studied at Haarlem, under Henry Goltz, and afterwards went to Italy, where he studied the works of Paul Veronese and Domenico Pieti. His subjects are principally taken from sacred history. The chief of them are a picture of Adam and Eve Mourning over the Body of Abel, and in San Nicolo, at Venice, is a celebrated painting by him, representing St. Jerome in the Desert. He died at Venice in 1629. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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