Joan van der Spriet

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Portrait of Increase Mather, 1688

Joan van der Spriet (c. 1660, Delft – c. 1690, London), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he grew up in the Delft orphanage and became a pupil of Johannes Verkolje. He was a good portrait painter who moved to England and after marrying there, settled there.[1]

According to the RKD he was also a printmaker, but no known works survive.[2]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Joan van der Spriet Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Joan van der Spriet in the RKD