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Gerrit van Honthorst The Tooth Puller oil painting


The Tooth Puller
Painting ID::  2436
Gerrit van Honthorst
The Tooth Puller
1628 Musee du Louvre, Paris

   
   
     

Gerrit van Honthorst The Concert oil painting


The Concert
Painting ID::  2437
Gerrit van Honthorst
The Concert
1624 Musee du Louvre, Paris

   
   
     

Gerrit van Honthorst The Merry Fiddler oil painting


The Merry Fiddler
Painting ID::  2438
Gerrit van Honthorst
The Merry Fiddler
1623 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

   
   
     

Gerrit van Honthorst Adoration of the Shepherds oil painting


Adoration of the Shepherds
Painting ID::  2439
Gerrit van Honthorst
Adoration of the Shepherds
1622 Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

   
   
     

Gerrit van Honthorst The Concert oil painting


The Concert
Painting ID::  2440
Gerrit van Honthorst
The Concert
1625 Galleria Borghese, Rome

   
   
     

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     Gerrit van Honthorst
     1590-1656 Dutch Gerrit Van Honthorst Galleries Gerard van Honthorst (November 4, 1592 - April 27, 1656), also known as Gerrit van Honthorst and Gherardo della Notte, was a Dutch painter of Utrecht. He was brought up at the school of Abraham Bloemaert, who exchanged the style of the Franckens for that of the pseudo-Italians at the beginning of the 16th century. Margareta Maria de Roodere and Her Parents by Gerrit van Honthorst (1652) Oil on canvas, 140 x 170 cm. Centraal Museum, UtrechtInfected thus early with a mania which came to be very general in the Netherlands, Honthorst went to Italy in 1616, where he copied the naturalism and eccentricities of Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Home again about 1620, after acquiring a considerable practice in Rome, he set up a school at Utrecht which flourished exceedingly. Together with his colleague Hendrick ter Brugghen, he represented the so-called Dutch Caravaggisti. In 1623 he was president of his gild at Utrecht, where he had married his cousin. He soon became so fashionable that Sir Dudley Carleton, then English envoy at The Hague, recommended his works to the earl of Arundel and Lord Dorchester. In 1626 he received a visit from Rubens, whom he painted as the honest man sought for and found by Diogenes. The queen of Bohemia, sister of Charles I of England and electress palatine, being in exile in the Netherlands, gave Honthorst her countenance and asked him to teach her children drawing; and Honthorst, thus approved and courted, became known to her brother Charles I, who invited him to England in 1628. There he painted several portraits, and a vast allegory, now at Hampton Court, of Charles and his queen as Diana and Apollo in the clouds receiving the duke of Buckingham as Mercury and guardian of the king of Bohemia's children. Charles I, whose taste was flattered alike by the energy of Rubens and the elegance of Van Dyck, was thus first captivated by the fanciful mediocrity of Honthorst, who though a poor executant had luckily for himself caught, as Lord Arundel said, much of the manner of Caravaggio's colouring, then so much esteemed at Rome.

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