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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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Gerrit van Honthorst, by Pieter de Jode I, after  Gerrit van Honthorst, published by  Johannes Meyssens - NPG D28271

Gerrit van Honthorst

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

Gerrit van Honthorst, by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont) - NPG D28272

Gerrit van Honthorst

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont)
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28272

Gerrit van Honthorst, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D28270

Gerrit van Honthorst

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D28270

Gerrit van Honthorst, by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D28273

Gerrit van Honthorst

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D28273

Gerrit van Honthorst, after Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D28274

Gerrit van Honthorst

after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D28274

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