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Philips Wouwerman

PHILS interlaced
painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1619-05/1619-05-24
baptized on May 24, 1619 (Von Wurzbach 1910); Houbraken deducted that he was born in 1620.
Haarlem 1668-05-19
buried in the Nieuwe Kerk on May 23, 1668. Mentioned as day of death in Houbraken 1719, p. 76.
Family relationships
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son of Paulus Wouwerman; brother of Jan and Pieter Wouwerman II; half-brother of Pieter Wouwermand I. He married the catholic Annetje Pietersdr. van Broeckhof from Haarlem; they were the parents of Luduwina Wouwerman (who married Henri de Fromantiou) and Paulus Wouwerman II
See also
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Wouwerman painted the staffage in landscapes by e.g. Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Wijnants and Cornelis Gerritsz. Decker (Sutton et al. 1987-1988, p. 438, 526).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1639 - 1668
earliest signed and last known work
Active in
  • Hamburg 1638 - 1639
    married with the catholic Annetje Pietersdr. van Broeckhof from Haarlem in Hamburg; worked in the studio of Evert Decker
  • Haarlem 1640 - 1668
    returned to Haarlem in 1640 and became a member of the guild on September 4th; Reyer Jacobsz. van Blommendael bought a large house corner Sint Jansstraat - Begijnhof on 2 May 1658 from Philips Wouwerman (Biesboer/Köhler et al. 2006, p. 111)
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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.
genre, history (as a genre), italianate, landscape (as genre), equestrian painting, beach scene, winter landscape, portrait, marine (as genre), architecture (genre), peasant genre
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-05-16


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