A native of Antwerp, Alexander Keirincx spent most of his mature years in Amsterdam. He was a painter of landscapes, specialising in topographical views. He visited England in 1639 to 40 and worked from a studio in Westminster, London. During this visit he executed a series of ten views of northern English and Scottish towns and palaces for Charles I, probably to record the king's visit to Scotland in 1639. The surviving paintings are amongst the earliest accurate representations of Scottish landscape.