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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, court painter
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Dordrecht 1641/1642
Veth 1896, p. 105, note 3 and 107: 1641 or 1642, probably in Dordrecht; the family moved to the Hague in 1643
Deceased
London (England) 1702
His inheritance was auctioned in London, 31 December 1702 (Waterhouse 1988 p. 283). St. Giles-in-the-fields (London).
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son and pupil of Pieter Hermansz. Verelst; father of Cornelis Verelst (1667-1734) and Maria Verelst (1680-1744); brother of Simon Verelst (1644-1710) and Johannes Verelst (1648- after 1718)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Voorburg 1660
    Veth 1896, p. 107
  • Den Haag 1663
    became member of Confrerie Pictura in 1663 together with his brother Simon
  • Amsterdam 1666 - 1670
    married to Cecilia Fene from Venice, 18 November 1667; 29 September 1669 a child (Petrus Emanuel) was baptized
  • Rome
    according to Immerzeel 1842-1843
  • Ljubljana 1678
    was in Ljubljana in 1678, together with his wife (Lubej 1997)
  • Wenen 1680 - 1683
    His dochter Maria was born in Vienna in 1680 (she died in London in 1744). Verelst and his family left Vienna in 1683 when the city was sieged by the Turks; subsequently went to London (Veth 1898, p. 108-109). Terwesten stated that he was still mentioned as a living member of the Confrerie in The Hague in 1680 (Terwesten 1776, p. 30)'; however this must be a mistake
  • Londen (Engeland) 1683 - 1691
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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.
portrait, Christian religious scene, still life, flower piece, fruit piece
mainly known for portraits (Amsterdam) and religious subjects (Barnard Castle); old mentions of still lifes usually with fruit, sometimes specifically named silver objects; Hofstede de Groot has seen a fruit still life of Herman as a counterpart to a work by Simon Verelst in the Mansi collection in Lucca (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 204)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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