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Dirck Helmbreeker

painter, draftsman, court painter
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1633
Houbraken mentioned his year of birth and year of death (born 1624, died 1694) incorrectly.
Rome 1696-05/1696-07
in the early summer of 1696
Family relationships
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son of the prominent Haarlem organ and carillon player Cornelis Helmbreecker; married to Anna Petronilla Belardini on 1 May 1668 in Rome; his wife died shortly after; married Laura Caterina de Santi in 1677 (Hoogewerff 1913, p. 33)
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Biographical information
Pontificia Insigne Accademia di Belle Arti e Letteratura dei Virtuosi al Pantheon (Rome)
member in 1678 (Noack 1927)
Accademia di San Luca (Rome)
became member 1684-08-10 (Noack 1927)
Active in
  • Haarlem
  • Keulen 1652-08-21
    he left for master Abraham Kuyper in Cologne together with Vincent Laurensz. van der Vinne I and Guilam Du Bois on August 21, 1652, but returned to Haarlem after a few days (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 205)
  • Haarlem 1652
  • Venetië 1654
    stayed for four months with the literator Giovan Francesco Loredan, traveled to Rome shortly after (Meijer 1991A; Saur 2011)
  • Rome 1654 - 1655
    lived at Vicolo Mancino (Noack 1927); was a guest of Cardinals Carlo de’ Medici ist (Baldinucci 1681)
  • Lyon 1655 - 1656
    traveled from Rome to Lyon with Jan Wils, where Helmbreeker got sick; he stayed in Lyon for two years (Saur 2011); left Lyon for the Netherlands in 1656 (Saur 2011)
  • Parijs 1656
    According to Houbraken he worked together with Frederick de Moucheron in Paris at the end of the 1670s, with it is more likely that this took place c. 1656 (Saur 2011).
  • Haarlem
  • Rome 1659 - 1672
    in the borough of S. Andrea delle Fratte; lived for two years in the house of the Jesuit Order next to the Oratorio di S. Francesco Saverio; married Anna Petronilla Belardini in 1668 (Saur 2011)
  • Florence
  • Napels 1672 - 1675
    worked for the Jesuits
  • Haarlem 1675
    visited Haarlem due to the death of his mother (Saur 2011)
  • Rome 1676 - 1678
    married Caterina Santi in 1677 (Saur 2011)
  • Haarlem 1678
  • Parijs 1678
  • Turijn 1681
    worked for the duke of Savoie
  • Rome
  • Florence 1684 - 1686
    was in the middle of the 1680s in Florence, where he came in contact with Carlo Lorenzo Ughi and other Florentine collectors, through the mediation of abott Marucelli (Saur 2011); according to Baldinucci he was here for two or three years.
  • Rome 1696
    lived at Piazza di Spagna 25 when he died (Noack 1927)
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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, italianate, landscape (as genre), winter landscape, portrait, peasant genre
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2021-06-07


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