Aert van der Neer

painter, draftsperson, innkeeper
in his spring years was a major with the Lords of Arkel (Houbraken 1721); was also a wine merchant
North Netherlandish
Gorinchem (place) 1603
ca. 1603 (Van Dijk 2009; Schultz 2002: 1604); the exact date is unknown since the baptismal records have not been preserved
Amsterdam (city) 1677-11-09
Family relationships
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His father's name was Aegrom Aertsz van den Bosch, yet he called himself Van der Neer (Van Dijk 2010-11). Married to Lysbeth (Elisabeth) Goverts (Gevelts), sister of the painters Rafaël and Joachim Govertsz. Camphuysen, notice of marriage 16 March 1629; father of Eglon and Jan van der Neer.
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painted the figures in a number of Van der Neer's landscapes
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Period of activity
1632 - 1677
a painting on the name of A. Neranus, signed and dated AVNeeranus 1634, depicting Jephta being welcomed by his daughter, in the collection Mr. R.H.C. Taylor, c. 1959, shows a signature which resembles the signatures in the early works by Aert der Neer (M. de Kinkelder).
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  • Gorinchem (plaats) 1618 - 1632
    Probably not yet active as an artist by 1618. During this youth, he was a 'majoor bij de heren van Arkel in Gorinchem' (Houbraken 1718-1721), and probably 'onderschout of stadhouder, gelijk voorheen dien post te Gorinchem genaamd werd, van den Drossaard van Gorinchem en den lande van Arkel [...], want eigenlijke Heeren Van Arkel waren er federt langen tijd, voor hem niet meer' (Van Eynden/Van der Willigen 1816-1840).
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1632 - 1677
    dcumented c. 1632 in Amsterdam; shortly after 1630 (Tissink/De Wit 1987)
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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, landscape (genre), beach scene, winter landscape, marine (genre), architecture (genre)
oil paint
Archive location
archief Le Roy
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2023-09-13


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