The Flemish painter Gaspar de Witte was born in Antwerp and taught by his father Peter de Witte (II). He travelled to Rome in 1646 and joined the Bentvueghels. His Bent name was Grondel: he was named after a type of fish.
After his return to Antwerp, the artist became a so-called ‘winemaster’ (son of a member) at the Guild of Saint Luke in 1650. De Witte is known for his landscape paintings, winter landscapes and paintings of art galleries. (SR)