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North Netherlandish
Born
Haarlem 1621/1622
For a discussion of his age: Blankert 1999, p. 252, note 1. On October 7, 1653, he declared to be 'about 31 years' (De Vries 1885).
Deceased
The Hague 1679-07-04/1702-08-25
between 1679 and 1702: in 1679 he still litigated against Adriaen Smout, a member of the Hague city council: there is no trace of him after that. However, he died before 25 August 1702: date of death of Vincent Laurensz van der Vinne, who had kept the lists of the deceased members of Sint Lucas.
Family relationships
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son of Gerrit Claesz. Bleker (1593 - 1656) and Anna Emsinck (died 1657); brother-in-law via his sister Maria of painter Jacob Willemsz Kool (Haarlem 1639-1666); probably cousin of the painter Gerrit Claesz. Bleker, who may have been his teacher (Buijsen/Dumas 1998)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Haarlem
    The year of his admission to the Guild of St Lukas is unknown; he was however 1639-1645 a musketeer in the fourth corporation of the Schutterij (Civic Militia) (Blankert 1999)
  • Amsterdam 1649 - 1662
    was registered there as a 'poorter' on 29 January 1652 (Scheltema 1853, p. 69), although he had already been living on Brouwersgracht for three years, later with his two sisters on Keizersgracht, near Leliegracht (after the death of their parents in 1656 and 1657) (Blankert 1999)
  • Den Haag 1650
    working at the court and living in Amsterdam (Buijsen/Dumas 1998)
  • Emden 1656-08
    Blankert 1999, p. 248 and p. 252 note 9
  • Heemstede (Noord-Holland) 1657 - 1662
    1658 member of the guild in Haarlem; inherited the manor house 'De Driesprongh' in Heemstede in 1657 (Blankert 1999)
  • Haarlem 1662 - 1668
    after selling 'De Driesprongh' he left Heemstede and Amsterdam and settled in Haarlem (Blankert 1999)
  • Amsterdam 1668 - 1671
    was still living in Amsterdam on 10 April (Blankert 1999)
  • Den Haag 1671-11-05 - 1679
    moved to The Hague before 5 November (Blankert 1999)
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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.
allegory, genre, history (as a genre), portrait, landscape (as genre), equestrian painting
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2022-04-07

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