Oil/wood, 52 x 73 cm, lo. le. monogr. and dat. JC: DS. 1651, some rest., cradled. - Expertise: Walther Bernt, Munich 23rd February 1973 authenticates the painting. - Dutch landscape and genre painter. Nothing is knwon about his early life. D. became member of the Utrecht St. Luke's Guild in 1616, its dean in 1632. He didn't seize the emerging Utrecht caravaggism but adhered to the tradition of Brueghel's village scenes with many figures, but gave greater importance to the landscape. Mus.: Amsterdam (Rijksmus.), Paris (Louvre), Madrid (Prado), St. Petersburg (Hermitage), The Hague (Mauritshuis), Antwerp, Berlin a. others. Lit.: AKL, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Bernt.