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Ludolf Backhuysen (1631-1708 ) was a Dutch painter, born in Emden, Hanover.Bakhuysen started his career as a bookkeeper. He had a very nice handwriting and loved arithmetic. Working for a wealthy merchant at Amsterdam, he discovered so strong a genius for painting that he relinquished the business and devoted himself to art.   more from wikipedia »