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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Rotterdam 1630/1632
c. 1631 (his parents were married in November 1630, Peyser-Verhaar 1998)
Deceased
London (England) 1691-09/1691-09-17
buried on September 17, 1691 in the parish of St. Bride, Fleet Street, London (Peyser-Verhaar 1998)
Family relationships
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son of Daniel Abrahamsz. de Hondt (died 1664) and Crijntgen Alewijnsdr. (died 1664); brother of Isaac Daniëls Hondius (1646-1716); married to Geertruijd Willemsdr. van der Eijck (died 1681), in Rotterdam on 4 April 1653. The couple had one child, a daughter also named Geertruijd. In London he married a woman named Sarah (Peyser-Verhaar 1998). He also had a son who also became a painter, Abraham Hondius II (Peyser-Verhaar 1998).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1651 - 1691
earliest dated work from 1651
Active in
  • Rotterdam 1651 - 1671
    He signed a lease contract for six years (1.5.1665-30.4.1671) for a house and a studio belonging to the Ossenhoofd in Rotterdam, where a "hidden" catholic Church (schuilkerk) was (Peyser-Verhaar 1998, p. 152-3); there is no proof for a stay of several years in Amsterdam, as is claimed in older literature (Saur 2012).
  • Amsterdam 1666
    was there probably shortly
  • Londen (Engeland) 1671 - 1691
    According to Weyerman he left for London with another man's wife and married another (Sarah) after her death. His son Abraham must have been born in London. Hondius became acquainted with Robert Hooke and was in 1674 involved in the 'hangings' for the Guildhall an chimney pieces for the Royal College of Physicians; he had a financial disagreement with Hooke (Peyser-Verhaar 1998).
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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.
history (as a genre), hunting scene, landscape (as genre), winter landscape, italianate, portrait, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Comment
Gedateerde landschappen op BD/0588 - ONS/Landschappen met soldaten/ruiters/jagers
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2020-06-02

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