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Simon Verelst

Monogram
SVE
Qualifications
painter
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, English
Born
The Hague 1644-09/1644-09-21
baptized 21 September 1644
Deceased
London (England) 1721
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son and pupil of Pieter Hermansz. Verelst; brother of Herman and Johannes Verelst
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Biographical information
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)
  • 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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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.
flower piece, portrait, still life, game piece (still life), fruit piece
His patron, the Duke of Buckingham convinced him to start painting portraits (Wurzbach 1910, p. 767). Curiously enough his work is rarely dated; Verelst often painted close variations of his own compositions (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 204)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Entered on: 1992-01-31; Modification on: 2018-05-04

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