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painter, draftsperson
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish (school)
Born
Utrecht (city) 1603/1613
c. 1613. According to Houbraken: 1613; c. 1603 (Grove Art Dictionary); c. 1604 (Giltaij); c. 1613 (Briels, Nelemans) The real date must be earlier than 1613, as Kramm 1863 found his enrolement as dean in the Guild for 1624 (also see Giltaij/Kelch 1996, p. 125)
Deceased
Utrecht (city) 1669-10/1669-10-18
buried on 18 October 1669 (date found by Hofstede de Groot)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
second son of Adam Willaerts (1577-1664) and Mayken Adriaens van Herwijck, brother of Cornelis and Isaac; married in Utrecht on 25 January 1662 to Maria van Rechteren van Hemert (1627-1714), father of Otto and Abraham Christiaen Willaerts
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Utrecht (stad) 1624
    registered as pupil in the St. Lucas guild; worked in the studio of Jan van Bijlert
  • Parijs 1628
    worked in the studio of Simon Vouet, after 1628 (Houbraken 1718, Bredius 1894)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1635-09
  • Recife (Brazilië) 1638-06 - 1644
    in the service of Prince Maurice of Nassau Siegen (Levin 1888)
  • Luanda (Angola) 1638-06 - 1644
    in the service of Prince Maurice of Nassau Siegen (Levin 1888). Houbraken mentions that Willaerts disembarked in Sao Paolo in Angolo [= São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda].
  • Amersfoort (plaats) 1644
    stayed in company of Jacob van Campen
  • Utrecht (stad) 1661 - 1669
    Only Von Wurzbach 1906-1911 (vol. 2, p. 883) mentions a Roman sojourn of Abraham Willaerts (between 1659 and 1661), but there is no documental evidence of his presence in Italy. Furthermore, the iconography of a Group portrait, signed and dated 1660 (RKDimages 260037), does not seem compatible with a stay in Italy (communication G..J. van der Sman, 2019).
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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.
genre, history (genre), marine (genre), portrait, beach scene, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Art movement
Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
Caravaggisti
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Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-09-19

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