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HONTHORST, Willem van (1594 - 1666), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HONTHORST, Willem van (1594 - 1666), Painter

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1594 or 1604, in Utrecht; died 1666, buried 19 February in Utrecht.

Painter. Portraits, genre scenes.

[not available online]Having studied initially under Abraham Bloemart, Willem van Honthorst later received instruction from his elder brother Gerrit. On 21 June 1643 he married Sophia van Honthorst in The Hague and in 1646 left for Berlin to become court painter to Louisa Henrietta, daughter of

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