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Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 51 portraits
Gerrit van Honthorst was a Dutch painter from Utrecht. He travelled to Italy in 1616, where he copied the naturalism and eccentricities of Caravaggio. Honthorst spent four years painting in Rome after which he returned to Utrecht and set up a successful painting school. The queen of Bohemia, sister of Charles I and electress palatine, an exile in the Netherlands, appointed him as drawing master to her children. He became known to her brother Charles, who in 1628 invited Honthorst to England to paint his portrait. In 1637, he became court painter to the princess of Orange and settled at The Hague.

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340

Elizabeth, Princess Palatinate

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval
NPG 340

711

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, (1628)
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 711

4444

King Charles I

by Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1628
NPG 4444

1973

Frederick V, King of Bohemia

by Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1635
NPG 1973

4519

Prince Rupert, Count Palatinate

by Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1641-1642
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4519

511

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval, (circa 1642)
NPG 511

4517

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1647
NPG 4517

4406

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1649
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4406

1534

Probably Mary, Princess of Orange

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1650s
NPG 1534

D26455

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Robert van Voerst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26455

D28271

Gerrit van Honthorst

by Pieter de Jode I, after Gerrit van Honthorst, published by Johannes Meyssens
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D28271

D26429

Mary, Princess of Orange

by Jonas Suyderhoef, published by Pieter Claesz Soutman, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, published circa 1625-1650
NPG D26429

D28584

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau

by Jacob van Meurs, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D28584

D28588

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau

by Jonas Suyderhoef, after Gerrit van Honthorst, published by Pieter Claesz Soutman
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D28588

D18422

William II of Orange-Nassau

after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, (1630s)
NPG D18422

D16943

William II of Orange-Nassau

after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1630s
NPG D16943

D16942

William II of Orange-Nassau

after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1630s
NPG D16942

D16944

William II of Orange-Nassau

published by Pieter de Jode II, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1630s
NPG D16944

D27067

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1640s-1650s
NPG D27067

D35469

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1640s-1650s
NPG D35469

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