Simon Verelst

North Netherlandish, English
The Hague 1644-09/1644-09-21
baptized 21 September 1644
London (England) 1721
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son and pupil of Pieter Hermansz. Verelst; brother of Herman and Johannes Verelst
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Active in
  • Den Haag 1663
    member of the Confrerie Pictura
  • Voorburg 1663 - 1668
  • Londen (Engeland) 1668 - 1669
    on 11 April 1669 he met with Samuel Pepys; he showed him his Studio and a 'very realistic still-life' (Karst 2013-2014); the Duke of Buckingham was his patron (Thieme/Becker 1940); the Duke of Buckingham convinced him to start painting portraits (Wurzbach 1910, p. 767).
  • Parijs 1680
    He travelled from London to Paris and settled there; Louis Michiel was possibly his pupil there according to Weyermans (Buijsen/Dumas e.a. 1998), although P. Terwesten had identified Michiel earlier as a pupil of Herman Verelst ; Gerson also assumes that Verelst was working in France for a while (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 56 and 58).
  • Londen (Engeland) 1681 - 1721
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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.
flower piece, portrait, still life, game piece (still life), fruit piece
His work is rarely dated.
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-31; Last modified date: 2019-05-28


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