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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Utrecht 1592-11-04
Deceased
Utrecht 1656-04-27
buried in St. Catharine's Church/ Catharijnekerk, Utrecht
Family relationschips
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older brother of the painter Willem van Honthorst; son of the decorative painter Herman van Honthorst, who was one of the founders of St. Luke's Guild in Utrecht; he was most likely initially trained by his father
See also
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Gerard was the director and artistic leader of the business cooperation of the brothers; Willem was the production chief who did much of the daily coordination in the workshop with its many assistants (R. Ekkart, 'Dutch family ties: painter families in seventeenth-century Holland', in: Family Ties. Art Production and Kinship Patterns in the Early Modern Low Countries, Turnhout 2012, p. 77-84, esp. p. 77-78).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Utrecht
  • Rome 1610 - 1620
    according to Giltaij 1999 he was already in Italy with Cornelis Bloemaert in 1610; according to Buijsen he left in 1612-1613 for Italy (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998, p. 174).
  • Utrecht 1620 - 1628
    married in 1620 with Sophia Coopmans in Utrecht; 1622 member of St. Luke's Guild, of which he became dean in 1625
  • Londen (Engeland) 1628-05 - 1628-12
    received an assignment from Charles I for the decoration of the interior of 'Banqueting House' of 'Whitehall' in London; worked there in situ
  • Den Haag 1637 - 1651
    member of St. Luke's Guild in The Hague in 1637; worked alternately in The Hague and Utrecht
  • Utrecht 1652 - 1656
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genre, history (as a genre), mythology, portrait, Christian religious scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Caravaggisti
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2017-11-06

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