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Hendrik van Steenwijck (II)

Qualifications
painter, draftsman, court painter
Nationality/school
German, South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1580-09
as stated in an inscription on the painting, dated 1639, in the Museum für bildenden Künste Leipzig, inv.no. 1621 (Nicolaisen 2005)
Deceased
Leiden 1640/1640-05-08
probably died in Leiden, before May 8th 1640; in a deed of that date, his wife Susanna Gaspoel is mentioned as his widow, living Leiden (Oud Notarieel Archief Rotterdam, inv.no. 328; notary Arent van der Graeff, deed 141; correspondence B. Vermet, 2016-06).
Family relationships
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son of Hendrik van Steenwijck I; married to Susanna Gaspoel, who worked in his studio and later managed it
See also
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  • Frankfurt am Main 1595 - 1600
    trained with his father Hendrick van Steenwijck I in Frankfurt
  • Antwerpen 1600 - 1603
  • Frankfurt am Main 1603 - 1604
    took over his father's workshop in 1603
  • Aken
  • Londen (Engeland) 1617 - 1637
    appointed court painter at the English court; collaborated with Cornelis van Poelenburch when they were both in England in 1637; met his wife Susanna Gaspoel here
  • Den Haag 1638 - 1640
    mentioned as 'PICTOR ARCHITECTONICES HAGAE COMITIS' in the 1645 "Iconographie" by Anthony van Dyck (RKDimages 241026)
  • Leiden 1640
    Died before May 8th, 1640 in either Leiden or The Hague (written correspondence B. Vermet, 2016-06). Several signed and dated paintings are known, with dates after 1640, the latest being 1649. Perhaps these were dated by his wife Susanna Gaspoel after his death, when the paintings left the workshop (E. Dullaart 2016-07).
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Subjects
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church interior, Christian religious scene, still life, fruit piece
painted mainly architectural scenes, but there are also two still life known by his hand, signed H.V. Steenwyck (Schloss Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, inv.no. L 169; Martin-von-Wagner-Museum Würzburg, inv.no. F275) both works show resemblances to the style of Osias Beert I (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 190)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-26; Last modified date: 2021-05-05

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