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Willem van Honthorst

Qualifications
painter, court painter
was appointed as court painter in Berlin 7 Januany 1647 (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 224, note 2)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Utrecht 1604
c. 1604
Deceased
Utrecht 1666-02/1666-02-19
buried on 19 February 1666
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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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oil paint
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