Abraham van Calraet

A Brown and White Skewbald Horse with a Saddle beside It

c. 1680
Oil on oak, 34.2 x 44.4 cm.
The National Gallery, London
Dordrecht with the Apple Market and the Oude Haven,  Abraham van Calraet

Abraham van Calraet
(1642 - 1722)

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.