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Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)

Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712)Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712), despite being an artist, was a very practical man, since he made him­self meritorious by introducing the use of street­lamps, and by inventing the fire-engine.

Van der Heyden had a fine sense of linear and aerial perspective, and the delicate minuteness of detail in his pictures is always kept in subordination to the general effect.