Duch (1638 - 1709 )
Oil on canvas
(bapt. Oct. 31, 1638, Amsterdam- Dec7,
1709 Amsterdam), was perhaps the greatest
landscape painter of the Dutch school after Ruisdael.
The facts of his life are somewhat obscure.
His chronology and signed pictures substantially
contradict each other. According to the latter his
practice lasted from 1650 to 1689; according to
the former his birth occurred in 1638,
his death as late as 1709.