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Bartholomeus Van Der Helst

Bartholomeus Van Der Helst  (1613-1670) was a Dutch Baroque painter who was one of the leading portraitists of Amsterdam in the mid-17th century. Helstflattering portrayals applying Anthony van Dyck style were more appealing than Rembrandt's dark and introspective work. Helst soon became the most popular portraits painter in Amsterdam and replaced Rembrandt as Amsterdam's most fashionable portrait painter in the mid-1640s.  Some of Rembrandt's pupils adopted His style instead of their master's.