Jan Asselyn (1610-1652) was a Dutch landscape painter during the Dutch Golden Age. Asselyn was born in Dieppe, France but shortly after moved with his family to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was artistically trained by the artist Jan Martszen the Younger. Somewhere around 1635, he continued his studies by moving to Italy. There he became a member of a landscape group called the Bentvueghels. Asselyn was influenced by the artists Pieter van Laer and Jan Both. He moved back to Amsterdam in 1647 and worked with the artist Herman van Swanevelt. Asselyn’s main subjects to paint were animals and landscapes. He died at a young age in 1652.