Gerrit Pietersz. Sweelink

print artist, painter, draftsman, etcher
Saur 2020 calls him 'one of the first Dutch Peintre-graveurs'
North Netherlandish
Amsterdam 1566-10/1566-11-01
baptized on November 1, 1566
Amsterdam 1612/1632
after 1612; according to Turner et al. 1996 died before c. 1612, because the text on the print of c. 1612 by Hondius with the portrait of Sweelinck is in the past tense
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son of Pieter Sywertsz. (died 1573) and Elsgen Jans Sweling (1538-1585); father of Jan Gerritsz. Sweelinck (ca. 1601-1660); brother of the organist and composer Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (1562-1621)
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  • Amsterdam 1580 - 1588
    apprentice of the glass-painter Jacob Lenarts (Saur 2020)
  • Haarlem 1588 - 1594
    1588-1590 in the studio of Cornelisz. van Haarlem, after that four years as an indepenent (Mannerist) painter; first experiments with etching (Saur 2020)
  • Antwerpen 1594 - 1595
    In 1594/95, he moved from Haarlem to Antwerp, where Cornelis and Theodoor Galle published his works (Saur 2020).
  • Rome 1595
    Saur 2020; active in Rome (Noack 1927)
  • Amsterdam 1599 - 1612
    After his trip to Rome, he settled in his native city of Amsterdam around 1599/1600. Pieter Lastman is his apprentice here around 1600-1602 (Saur 2020).
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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.
mythology, Christian religious scene, portrait, group portrait, history (as a genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-19; Last modified date: 2020-09-25


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