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Abraham van Calraet (1642 - 1722)
  • Place of Birth: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
  • Place of Death: Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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Calraet or Kalraet, baptised on 12 October 1642 in Dordrecht, the son of a woodcarver, one of six artist brothers, of whom Barendt (1649-1737), and possibly Abraham himself, studied under Cuyp. He was first the pupil of the Huppe brothers, sculptors in Dordrecht, and subsequently practised as a wood-carver and as a painter of still-life, stable scenes, landscapes with horses, and some portraits.

In 1680 he married in Dordrecht a daughter of the painter C. Bisschop. He was buried in Dordrecht on 12 June 1722.