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Christiaen van Couwenbergh

Monogram
CB
CBF
CB of C.B. of CB.F or C.B.F.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Delft 1604-07-08/1604-09-08
Thieme/Becker gives 1604-07-08 as his birth-date, Saur 1999 gives 1604-09-08 in addition to this date
Deceased
Keulen 1667-07-04
Family relationschips
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son of Gillis Gillisz. van Couwenbergh (1572-1633), silver-smith, engraver and art-dealer from Mechelen; grandson of Wouter Vosmaer, who was a silver and goldsmith. Jacob Vosmaer (c. 1584-1641) was his uncle (Maier-Preusker 1991, p. 165); married to Elisabeth van dere Dussen in Delft, 6 July 1630
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Utrecht 1622 - 1624
    possibly stayed in Utrecht in the circle of van Dirck van Baburen and Gerrit van Honthorst (Saur 1999)
  • Delft 1627 - 1647
    He was accepted as a Master on 25 October 1627 in the Guild of Saint Luke in Delft; in 1643 and 1645 he produced two cartoons for tapestries and a painting to the Guild Hall of the Cloth-dealers in Delft (Saur 1999)
  • Honselersdijk (Naaldwijk) 1638
    In 1638 Van Couwenbergh was paid for a painting and a painted fries with attributes for the hunt for the Palace in Honselaarsdijk (Saur 1999)
  • Rijswijk (Zuid-Holland) 1642 - 1643
    Van Couwenbergh received payment in 1642 and 1643 for paintings Huis ter Nieuburg (Rijswijk) (Saur 1999)
  • Den Haag 1647 - 1653
    Van Couwenbergh was mentioned fort he first time in The Hague in 1646, where he became a member of Saint Luke’s Guild in 1647 and subsequently dean of the Guild (Saur 1999). In 1647 he painted for the Old Court (het Oude Hof = Paleis Noordeinde) (not mentioned by Saur 1999), while he collaborated between 1648 and 1651 in the decoration of the main reception hall (=Oranjezaal) of Huis ten Bosch.
  • Keulen 1656 - 1667
    He was still in The Hague on 16 January 1656, on which date the city burgomasters, elders and council gave him a certificate of good conduct (Maier-Preusker 1991, p. 172-174, 210, 233, note 40-42).
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allegory, genre, history (as a genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Product
carpet design
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Caravaggisti
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Entered on: 1991-12-02; Modification on: 2017-03-30

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