Adriaen van der Werff (1659 - 1722)

Adriaen van der Werff (Kralingen, Jan 21, 1659 - Rotterdam, Nov 12, 1722) was an accomplished Dutch painter of portraits and erotic, religious and mythological scenes, active mainly in Rotterdam.

Van der Werff also worked as an architect in Rotterdam, designing elegant house façades. His brother, Pieter van der Werff (1655 -1722), was his principal pupil and assistant, imitating Adriaen’s style closely and making many copies of his work.

Adriaen van der Werff Paintings

Children Playing before a Hercules Group Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine of Pfalz Maria Anna Loisia de' Medici