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Last NameAst    
Given NameBalthasar van der    
alt. NamesB. v. d. A. ; Bartholomeus (erroneously) van der Ast ;    
MarriageMargrieta Jans van Bueren in 1633    
Year born1593/4 in Middelburg, Zeeland    
Year died1657    
Place of deathUtrecht    
Father's occupation(1xxx-1609)    
Relativesguardian brother-in-law painter Ambrosius Bosschaert, married to his sister Maria in 1604. Nephews Ambrosius Jr., Johannes & Abraham Bosschaert    
Educationtaught by ->Ambrosius Bosschaert    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked formeecin and scientifical botanist Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) ;    
PatronageLucas Guild ;    
Techniquesbotanical, malacological, entomological, and herpetological painting, watercolor, oils on wood and copper, drawing    
Sample(s)http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/ast_balthasar_van_der.html; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Balthasar_van_der_Ast?uselang=de    
Archival sourcesSloane collection, British Museum London    
Published sourcesAKL 5 1992: 478 ; ThB 2 1908: 203 ; Pinault 1991: 130 & 223 ;    

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