Emanuel Sonnius

painter, court painter
North Netherlandish, Danish
The Hague
Helsingør 1662/1662-11-16
before 16 November 1662
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son of Hendrick Sonnius (died ca. 1659) and Saertje de Vos (died 1671); brother of Hendrick Sonnius (died after 1688, in Thieme/Becker listed as his father), Frederick Sonnius (died ca. 1721) and Walburgh Sonnius
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Biographical information
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  • Den Haag 1651
  • Kleef 1652
    documented here on 7 September 1652 as court painter without fixed salary (Thieme/Becker 1937)
  • Stockholm 1655 - 1660
    In 1655 Jacob Elbfas of the painters' guild made a list of 'bönhasar', among others some artists who had been in the service of Queen Christiana: Hendrick Munninckhoven, Govert Camphuysen and Emanuel Sonnius from The Hague (Römeling 1986). In 1657 he was appointed court painter by Queen Hedwig Eleonora. Later on he also became her valet-de-chambre. The payments to him were high.
  • Helsingør 1662
    probably died in Elsinore, before 16 November 1662; another possibility is that he went from Elsinore to Berlin.
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oil paint
Creation date: 2011-10-04; Last modified date: 2020-10-28


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