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Abraham Bloemaert

North Netherlandish
Gorinchem 1566-12-25
According to Van Mander the artist was 37 years old in 1604 and 38 years old at Christmas 1604. According to many other sources Bloemaert was born on December 25th, 1564 (Houbraken 1718/1719); in Ruurs 1993 however, it is shown that 1566 is the most probable birth year. This is accepted by M.J. Bok in Roethlisberger/Bok 1993, p. 551.
Utrecht (city) 1651-01-27
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son of the sculptor Cornelis I Bloemaert and of Aeltgen Willems; father of the painters Hendrick, Cornelis II, Adriaen and Frederick Bloemaert
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  • Utrecht (stad) 1576
    from 1584 he lived with his parents, brothers, and sisters in the Rietsteeg, now the Keizerstraat (Roethlisberger/Bok 1993, p. 554); in Utrecht he was a student of his father as well as Gerrit Splinter (only two weeks) and thereafter Joos de Beer (Roethlisberger/Bok 1993, p. 554 and 555)
  • Parijs 1581 - 1585
    ca. 1581/82-1585, worked there with the artists Iehan Bassot and ‘Maistre Herri’; thereafter a longer period with Hieronymus Francken; in 1585 he was again in Utrecht (Roethlisberger/Bok 1993, p. 557)
  • Fontainebleau 1581 - 1585
    probably somewhere in this period
  • Utrecht (stad) 1585 - 1591
  • Amsterdam 1591 - 1593
    fall 1591 registered as a citizen of Amsterdam; after the death of his father in 1593 he left Amsterdam, in 1594 elected dean of the Utrecht Saddle Makers Guild and shortly thereafter he became citizen of Utrecht
  • Utrecht (stad) 1594 - 1651
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genre, mythology, Christian religious scene, allegory, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), still life, vanitas (still life)
A still life with partridge and kettle from 1642 cannot be his work, but it is possibly from the Middelburg landscape painter Abraham Blommaert; a vanitas still life at Christie’s Amsterdam on November 28th, 1989; before 1604 there was already a skull in the collection of Jacques Razet, which is today known from an engraving by Jan Saenredam; a large vanitas still life with the Holy Hieronymus in a Dutch private collection (Willigen/Meijer 2003).
oil paint
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