Jan Frans Bloemen Orrizzonte
1662 – 1749
Originally from Antwerp, a younger brother of the more well-known Peitr van Bloemen whom he follows to Rome in 1689 where he stays. During his Italian stay he was nicknamed Orrizonte derived from the composition of his landscapes - namely the characteristic distant horizon. His compositions have an Arcadian character, there are often mountains, turbulent brooks and creeks accompanied by staffage. His works were close to those of Claude Lorrain and Gaspard Dughet. He died in 1749 and is buried in Rome.