Johannes Fijt was a Flemish Baroque animal painter and etcher. He was born in
in 1611. He trained in several well
established ateliers in Antwerp Antwerp before
travelling to Paris, Venice,
Naples and . Rome
Fyt excelled in the rendering of animal life in its most varied forms. He was very skillful in the reproduction of the coat of deer, dogs, greyhounds, hares and monkeys. He had no equal in painting the plumage of peacocks, woodcocks, ducks, hawks, and cocks and hens, nor was any artist even of the Dutch school more effective in filling his compositions with accessories of tinted cloth, porcelain, vases and fruit.
Fyt's paintings can be seen in several British museums such as the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection among others.