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Gerrit van Honthorst

(1592—1656)

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Abraham Bloemaert

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(b Gorinchem, 25 Dec. 1566; d Utrecht, 13 Jan. 1651).

Dutch figure and landscape painter and engraver, the son of a sculptor and architect, Cornelis I Bloem...

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Caravaggisti

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Term applied to painters who imitated the style of Caravaggio in the early 17th century. Caravaggio's revolutionary approach to painting, particularly his dramatic use of chiaroscuro, had...

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Constantijn Huygens

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(b The Hague, 4 Sept. 1596; d The Hague, 28 Mar. 1687).

Dutch diplomat, writer, patron, and collector. Huygens was ‘a well-travelled, cultivated man who combined a full life of ...

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Dirck van Baburen

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(b Wijk bij Duurstede, nr. Utrecht, ?c.1595; d Utrecht, 21 Feb. 1624).

Dutch figure painter, mainly of religious scenes. He is first documented in 1611, in Utrecht, where he was ...

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Dutch art as objects of patronage and collecting

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After 1579, when the Dutch provinces seceded from the Southern Netherlands, the economy of the Dutch Republic grew rapidly. The unprecedented political and economic situation fundamentally...

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Georges de La Tour

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(bapt. Vic-sur-Seille, Lorraine [now Moselle], 14 Mar. 1593; d Lunéville, Lorraine [now Meurthe-et-Moselle], 30 Jan. 1652).

French painter, active at Lunéville in the Duchy of...

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Gerard Seghers

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(bapt. Antwerp, 17 Mar. 1591; d Antwerp, 18 Mar. 1651).

Flemish painter of religious subjects, active mainly in Antwerp, where he is said to have been taught by Janssen. He...

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Hals family

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Dutch painters originally from the Southern Netherlands, of whom the best known are Frans (1581×5–1666) and his brother Dirck (1591–1656). The latter specialized in small-scale genre...

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Hendrick Terbrugghen

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(b ?The Hague, ?1588; d Utrecht, 1 Nov. 1629).

Dutch painter, one of the earliest and finest exponents of Caravaggism in northern Europe. Born into a Catholic family, he grew ...

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Jan Both

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(b Utrecht, c.1615/20; bur. Utrecht, 9 Aug. 1652).

Dutch painter, draughtsman, and etcher, with Nicolaes Berchem the most celebrated of the Italianate landscape painters. He...

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