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Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne (1589-1662 ) was a versatile Dutch Baroque painter of allegories, genre subjects and portraits, as well as a miniaturist, book-illustrator and designer of political satires and a versifier.He went to Leiden to learn to paint, then lived in Middelburg from 1614 and was influenced by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Brueghel the Elder. His skeptical commentary on the "fishers of men", Catholic and Protestant alike, of 1614 (illustration) is at the Rijksmuseum; the ironic allegory of the ceasefire in effect since 1609, the Twelve Years' Truce, is at the Louvre.   more from wikipedia »