(b Middelburg, ?1593–4; d Delft, bur 19 Dec 1657).
Dutch painter. He was the brother-in-law of Ambrosius Bosschaert
(i), whose household he entered in 1609, after the death of his
father. He remained as Bosschaert’s pupil, until he was 21. In 1615
van der Ast moved with the Bosschaert family to Bergen-op-Zoom.
However, a year later the Bosschaerts were living in Utrecht, but
van der Ast is not recorded there until 1619, when he was entered as
a master in the Guild of St Luke. He remained in Utrecht until 1632,
then lived in Delft, where he enrolled in the painters’ guild on 22
June 1632. On 26 February 1633 he married Margrieta Jans van Bueren
in Delft, where he spent the rest of his career; the marriage
produced two children.
Still Life with Flowers and Shells
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