The works of Van der Helst, who was influenced by Frans Hals, were often mistaken with those produced by van der Tempel, L. de Jongh or van Helt Stockade.
Hendrik Pot and Judith Leyster, Molenaer's wife, both copied Frans Hals in
a stunning way and the former even imitated Daniel Mytens when he painted a portrait of King Charles 1st of England in 1632.
Gerrit van Honthorst was influenced by Molenaer and Ter Borgh who was also copied by Jacob Duck, Willem Duyster, Gaspar Netscher or Gabriel Metsu.
These painters also painted works in the style of Gerard Dou.
Certain works attributed to van Honthorst were in fact painted by Molenaer while Dou had dozens of imitators, notably Slingeland, Godfried Schalken, Jan van Staveren, Dominique van Tol or Batholomeus Maton who all painted exquisite interior scenes with men wearing armours and women playing music in silk dresses executed with minute precision.
Willem van Mieris copied his father Frans quite faithfully and Frans van Mieris himself worked like Dou who in fact had been his master.
Jacob Ruysdael was copied by his nephew Salomon as well as by Gerrit van Hees, Jan de Vries, Isaac Koene or Gillis Neyts while some unscrupulous dealers sold works by Albert Everdingen in erasing his name and replacing it with that of
J. Ruysdael or G. Rombouts whose style in fact was rather close to that of Hobbema.
Philip Wouverman was also an imitator of J. Ruysdael but was copied by his brother Pieter and by Joseph van Bredael who produced faked Wouverman and Brueghel works at the request of the dealer J. de Witte between 1706 and 1715.
Adriaen van Utrecht, August Querfurt, Nicholas Berchem and Conrad Decker also produced paintings that resembled those by Ruysdael.
Many Hobbema forged paintings were produced in Belgium between 1860 and 1880 while certain of his genuine works had their signature erased to be replaced by that of Decker during the 18th Century simply because this painter was much sought by amateurs at that time.