Karel Breydel, called 'Cavalier Breydel,' was a brother of Frans Breydel, and was born at Antwerp in 1677. He was also a scholar of Rysbraek, under whose instruction he remained three years. He afterwards went to Italy, and on his return painted at Nuremberg, Frankfort, Cassel, Antwerp, and Brussels, executing a number of landscapes, and views of the Rhine, in the manner of Griffier. He is more reputed as a painter of battles and attacks of cavalry, which are ingeniously composed, and painted with spirit, after the manner of Van der Meulen. The Museum of Brussels has two 'Cavalry Skirmishes ' by him, and the Uffizi Florence, two small landscapes, and the Cassel Gallery a 'Paradise' and a landscape. He died at Ghent in 1744.