Vinckenbooms, David

Vinckenbooms, David a Flemish painter, was born at Mechlin in 1578. He was instructed by his father, Philip, an obscure painter in distemper. He painted landscapes of a small size, and decorated them with subjects taken from the Bible, with fairs, merrymakings, etc. One of his most important works is a picture, at Amsterdam, of a crowd of people attending the drawing of a lottery by torchlight. He painted a picture of Christ Bearings his Cross, in the collection of the elector palatine, and Christ Restoring Blind Bartimaeus, at Frankfort, in each of which a landscape serves for the background. He excelled ill making drawings with the pen washed with India ink, several of which are in the British Museum, representing the history of the Prodigal Son. He also engraved some plates of landscapes from his own designs. He died at Amsterdam in 1629. See Spooner, Biog. Hist, of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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