Verburgh was an early 18th century painter from Rotterdam, who specialised in these summer and winter landscapes, inspired by the Haarlem landscape painter Klaes Molenaer.
About Rutger Verburgh
Rotterdam, 1678 – 1727, Rotterdam
His name is sometimes spelt Rut Verburg.
Painter of the every day outside activities and moments of leisure of the population of the countryside and small towns of the Dutch Republic, set in attractive summer and winter landscapes.
Son and pupil of Dionijs Verburgh (Rotterdam circa 1650 – 1722 Rotterdam), who was also a landscape painter. He specialised in panoramic Rhine landscapes.
Dionijs had twelve children. One of his younger sons, Jan (who was born in 1689), was also a painter, active in Rotterdam and in Middelburg. Very little is known about him.
The Verburgh’s were Catholics living in the mainly Protestant Dutch Republic; all of Dionijs’ children were baptised.