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Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, South Netherlandish
from a Flemish family
Born
Amsterdam 1619-12/1620-01-02
Mommers was baptized on 2 January 1620 in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam (Jager 2016). The mentioning of Haarlem as birth place is erroneously and stems from Houbraken.
Deceased
Amsterdam 1693-12/1693-12-21
buried on 21 December 1693
Family relationships
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He was the son of Hendrick Mommers/Mombers from Antwerp and his second wife Lijsbeth Jansdr., from Leeuwarden. Hendrick, living on the Spaarne in Haarlem, posted banns with Maria van Kolpert from Amsterdam in Haarlem on 22 January 1651. He was the gardian and later father-in-law of Jan van Huchtenburg (Van Thiel- Stroman 2006, p. 207 and 210 note 1; Jager 2016)
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Mommers bought a house, that had been in de possession of Adriaensz. Gael, with Wolfaert in 1656, where they probably both worked (together?). Although the sale of this house was canceled, the friendship and collaboration between the two painters, who had their roots in Antwerp, must have been a long and cordial one. See Van Thiel-Stroman 2006 and Jager 2016 for details (Jager 2016, p. 328-329).
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  • Rome 1644
    According to Houbraken he went to Rome before his entry in the Haarlem Guild. This is doubted by Biesboer (Saur 2016).
  • Parijs 1646
    Mommers went to France: 'france lantschapen' by Mommers are mentioned in inventories of 1653 and 1687; there is a 'View of Paris' of 1668 by Mommers, RKDimages 200555 (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 46-47), which is however, not based on authopsy. Biesboer (Saur 2016) thinks it is unlikely that Mommers ever left the country. According to Ecartico (S. Levert, 2016) Mommers was in Paris in 1646.
  • Haarlem 1647 - 1672
    in 1647 member of the Haarlem St. Lucas Guild; in 1672 mentioned for the last ime in Haarlem as dean of the Guild (Thieme/Becker).
  • Amsterdam 1665 - 1693-12-21
    In 1665 he moved to Amsterdam (Wurzbach); according to Jager 2016 he had ties with Haarlem as well as Amsterdam at the same time. In 1670 he still witnessed a deed as 'Mr. Schilder binnen deser stede (Haarlem)' for the painter Leendert Stockman. And in 1673 he was (again) dean of the Guild. In 1682 he stood guardian for the painter Jan Schot/Schutt. In 1682 he had some business deal with Ruysdael over paintings. On 21 December 1693 a Hendrick Mommers was burried, coming from the Prinsengracht. After 1693 there is no mention of his name anymore (Jager 2016).
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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.
italianate, genre, architecture (genre), Christian religious scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2020-12-09

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