Simon Verelst

(1644 - 1721)
Simon Verelst Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian, 1636 - 1703. Statesman About 1678

Biography

Simon Verelst was born in The Hague and came from a family of painters. When he settled in London in 1669 he already had a reputation as a painter of still-lifes, especially flower pieces. He was extremely successful, very expensive and latterly went mad, painting gigantic roses and peonies. He also painted some portraits.