North Netherlandish
Delft 1596-12-24
probably in Delft (Stolk 2016)
Delft 1674-02/1674-02-10
buried 10 February 1674
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Said to have been the son of the painter Henricus Bramer (Saur 1996); or the son of Hendrick Bramer (Willigen/Kinkelder (typescript 1993/1998): neither can be correct, because when Bramer's mother Cristyntge (Styntge) Jans. died in 1638, she was styled as widow, while Hendricus/Hendrick Bramer was still active c. 1650 (Stolk 2016, p. 43).
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Active in
  • Arras (Frankrijk) 1614
    travelled c. 1614 through Atrecht/Arras and Amiens to Paris
  • Parijs 1615
  • Aix-en-Provence 1616-02-15
    reported in here 15 February 1616; together with Wybrand de Geest
  • Marseille
  • Genua
  • Livorno
  • Rome 1616 - 1628
    reached Rome via Marseille, Genua and Livorno; Saur claims he may already have reached Rome by Easter 1616; Hoogewerff mentions 1618 and reports a sojourn in Parma; lived at Via della Croce (1619-20), Via dei Pontefici, (together with the painter Wouter Pietersz. Crabeth II (1621)) and Via Ripetta (1624-1627) successively (Hoogewerff 1952); visited the Italian cities of Venice, Florence, Mantua, Siena, Bologna, Naples and Padua, where he received several assignments (De Bie 1662); reported in Italy for the last time in Italy October 18, 1627, when he was involved in a stabbing in which Claude Lorrain unsuccessfully tried to mediate, was forced to leave Rome (Saur 1996)
  • Padua
  • Duitsland 1628
    possibly on his way home from Italy (De Bie 1662; Gerson 1942/1983, p. 205)
  • Delft 1628 - 1674
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait, Christian religious scene, landscape (as genre), still life, marine (as genre), military genre, peasant genre, vanitas, trompe-l'oeil (still life)
was often commissioned to decorate palaces and houses; his still lifes were already richly documented during the 17th century (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
oil paint
design for pottery decoration
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J.W.Stolk 06 April 2018
Correctie op bovenstaande tekst: Leonaert Bramer kan geen zoon geweest zijn van Henricus Bramer daar de moeder van Leonaert bij haar overlijden in 1638 vermeld staat als weduwe. Henricus Bramer was als schilder actief tot 1650. Zie ook 'Scijlder tot Delff' van J.W.Stolk, pag. 42
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