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HG
HG interlaced
Permutation
GH
Qualifications
print artist, painter, draftsman, penschilder, etcher, publisher, engraver (printmaker), glass painter
started to paint late in life
Nationality/school
German, North Netherlandish
Born
Brüggen 1558-01/1558-02
born near Venlo in Bracht or Millebrecht
Deceased
Haarlem 1617-01-01
buried in the Grote Kerk
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the glass painter Jan Goltz II and Jan Goltz II (c. 1535 - 1609) and Anna Fullings (died 1591); married in Haarlem in 1579 to Margaretha Jansdr. (ca. 1550-1631); stepfather of Jacob Matham
See also
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Duisburg 1561
    was initially trained by his father in Duisburg, where the family lived from c. 1561 onwards (Saur 2008)
  • Xanten 1574 - 1575
    appentice of Dirck Coornhert
  • Haarlem 1577 - 1590
    followed D.V. Coornhert in 1577 to Haarlem; was acquainted with Karel van Mander in 1583, who showed him drawings of Bartholomeus Spranger (Saur 2008). He married the widow Margaretha Jansdr, mother of Jacob Matham, in 1579; their marriage remained childless (Saur 2008); bought on 18 February a house in the Barteljorisstraat (Nichols 2013, p. 16).
  • Hamburg 1590
    embarked from Amsterdam for Hamburg in the Autumn of 1590 with his servant (Van Mander 1604); travelled to Munich (Saur 2008) (Nichols 2013, p. 16)
  • München 1590
    stayed with Hans Sadeler (Van Mander 1604); from Munich to Italy
  • Venetië 1590
    via Venice, Bologna and Florence, Goltzius arrived on January 10 1591 in Rome. Here he drew antique sculptures and works of Michelangelo and Raphael. Before his return on August 30, 1591, he portrayed various artists in Rome, Florence and Venice (Saur 2008).
  • Bologna 1590
  • Florence 1590
  • Rome 1591-01-10 - 1591-04
    Arrived in Rome on 10 January
  • Napels 1591-04
    went in April to Naples with the silversmith Jan Matthysz. Ban and the antiquity researcher Philips van Winghen from Brussels (Van Mander 1604, fol. 284r)
  • Rome 1591 - 1591-08-03
    Left Rome on 3 August; by way of Florence, Bologna, Venice, Trento, Munich back to Haarlem (Nichols 2013, p. 16-17)
  • Florence
  • Bologna
    went by horse to Bologna with Jan Matthysz. Ban (Van Mander 1604)
  • Venetië
    stayed (again) with his friend Dirck de Vries (Van Mander 1604)
  • Trento
  • München 1591
    On his return trip from Italy he portrayed Christoph Schwarz and Johannes Sadeler II in Munich (Saur 2008).
  • Haarlem 1591 - 1617-01-01
    He was back in Haarlem 'at the end of the year (1591)'. Lived in the Gasthuisstraat (1601). On 31 March 1603 he bought an expensive house at the St. Jansstraat with his brother in law Cornelis Drebbel; on 7 April 1611 he bought the adjacent house to his 1603 house on St. Jansstraat (Nichols 2013, p. 17-18).
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Subjects
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.
landscape (as genre), portrait, portrait history, mythology, history (as a genre), vanitas
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2020-05-10

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