Amsterdam 1634 - 1703 Düsseldorf
Eglon Hendrik van der Neer was the son of Aert van der Neer, the painter of moonlit landscapes and winter scenes. Despite tuition from his father, Eglon turned to a completely different type of landscape and painted small, heroic nature pieces in the style of Elsheimer.

However his contemporaries accorded more recognition to his genre scenes after the style of Gerard ter Borch and Gabriel Metsu, which combined fine colour nuancing with carefully refined execution of painting. After periods in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague, the artist finally arrived in Brussels in 1679 and was based there until 1689. In 1687 he was appointed court painter by King Charles II of Spain. In 1690 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine of Pfalz, appointed him to his court in Düsseldorf.
Eglon Hendrik van der Neer
Young Woman at Breakfast, 1665

Oil on panel, height 31 cm, width 27 cm
Inv.-No. GE475
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