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Gerrit Berckheyde

painter, draftsman, court painter
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1638-06/1638-06-06
baptized 6 June 1638 in the Reformed Church
Haarlem 1698-06-10
According to Houbraken Berkheyde accidentally walked into the Brouwersvaart and drowned; Van der Willigen owned a portrait drawing of the artist, where the date of his death was mentioned on the back: this drawing is now lost (Biesboer/Köhler et al. 2006 p. 106, note 13) (Biesboer/Köhler et al. 2006 p. 106, note 13); buried 16 June 1698
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Son of Adriaen Joppe (Jobsz) from Katwijk aan de Rijn (butcher) and Cornelia Gerritsdr. Pancier from Haarlem; younger brother of Job Adriaensz. Berckheyde. Neither brother ever married.
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Emden
    possibly, painted Emden in 1686 (likely after an earlier drawing)
  • Keulen
    traveled with his brother Job in Germany in the second half of the 1650s; worked in Cologne, Mannheim, Bonn and Heidelberg (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006)
  • Bonn
  • Mannheim
  • Heidelberg 1659 - 1660
    in the service of the Elector of the Palatinate
  • Haarlem 1660 - 1698
    Became a member of Saint Luke's Guild in 1660, in 16991/92 he became 'vinder'(warden); in 1666 he joined the Rederijkerskamer (Rhetoricians chamber) 'De Wijngaardranken' with his brother Job. (Biesboer/Köhler et al. 2006 p. 106)
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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), church interior, topography, italianate, landscape (as genre), equestrian painting, winter landscape, portrait, marine (as genre)
oil paint
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