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

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.