According to Thomas Wyck (1616, Beverwijk – 1677, Haarlem1) who is a Dutch painter of the golden century.
Thomas Wyck was born in 1616 in Beverwijk in the Netherlands. He comes from a family of painters and draughtsmen. He learns painting from his father. He travels to Italy around 1640. This is the year when we find the trace of ‘Tommaso fiammingo, pittore’ (Thomas the Flemish, painter) as resident in the Via de la Fontanella in Rome. He also resided in Naples, where he made numerous sketches preparing drawings of the coastal landscape.
In 1642, Thomas returned to the Netherlands and settled in Haarlem. He became a member of the Guilde de Saint-Luc d’Haarlem. He paints works covering various subjects: coastal or maritime landscapes, with boats entering ports, or characters, such as alchemists, or scenes or places of daily life, such as markets, fairs or the inside of a pharmacy. In 1660, he was appointed dean of the Guild of Painters. He left for England during the Restoration, and performed many works on site. During his trip, he was accompanied by his son Jan Wyck, also a painter who remained in England until the end of his life and played an important role in the field of painting in that country. Thomas Wyck painted a view of London before the fire of 1666, as well as several neighborhoods of London. He also painted the London fire several times and died in August 1677 in Haarlem.