Backhuysen, Ludolf

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Ludolf Backhuysen (lōō´dôlf bäk´hīzən), 1631–1708, Dutch marine painter. He is best known for his scenes of stormy seas. In later years Backhuysen also did some etching and engraving of marine views. He was the foremost follower of Willem van de Velde II, but his works lack his master's poetic vision.