Bartholomeus van Bassen

architect, painter, draftsman
appointed city architect of The Hague 1638, was involved in the construction of Huis Honselaarsdijk, the restoration of the City Hall and the construction of the Nieuwe Kerk from 1649 onwards (Briels 1997)
North Netherlandish
The Hague 1590
c. 1590 probably in The Hague, instead of Antwerp, which was previously assumed; grandson of the The Hague clerck Barthold Ernst van Bassen, son of Corneils Ernst van Bassen, both are buried in the Grote Kerk in The Hague (communication B. Vermet, 2016-10)
The Hague 1652-11/1652-11-28
buried 28 November 1652 (Ecartico)
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Son of Cornelis van Bassen and ? ; married on 28 January 1624 in The Hague to Aeltje Pieters van Gilst (died 1652); father of Arnoud Ernst van Bassen
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painted the staffage in a number of archictural paintings: Gerson 1942/1983, p. 33 assumed therefore, that van Bassen had been in Antwerp (?)
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Period of activity
1613 - 1652
earliest dated work from 1614
Active in
  • Delft 1613 - 1622
    enrolled in the Delft Guild of St. Luke October 21st, 1613
  • Den Haag 1622 - 1652
    enrolled in the The Hague Guild of St. Luke 1622
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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.
architecture (genre), portrait
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2021-05-11


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