Category:Dutch art dealers
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jacob Baart de la Faille – Jacob-Baart de la Faille compiled the first catalogue raisonné of the work of Vincent van Gogh, published in 1928. The catalogue was revised and republished by a committee in 1970. His catalogue numbers are preceded by an F, thus F612 refers to Starry Night, shortly after the publication of the original catalogue, de la Faille became involved in a major fraud affair concerning the Berlin art dealer Otto Wacker. De la Faille had certified the authenticity of 30 paintings which were determined to be fakes. Jacob-Baart de la Faille was born to a Dutch father, Cornelis Baart de la Faille, at the University of Utrecht he majored in law, not in art. J. -B. de La Faille, LEpoque française de Van Gogh, les Éditions G. van Oest, Paris & Bruxelles,1930 Media related to Works by Van Gogh by Faille number at Wikimedia Commons
2. Kurt Walter Bachstitz – Kurt Walter Bachstitz was a German-Austrian art dealer. He died shortly before his naturalization to the Netherlands, Bachstitz was born as the child of the Jewish couple Liber Jacob Bachstitz and Mathilde Markowitz. His place of birth is arguable, all contemporary sources mention the formerly German Breslau as his place of birth. But Bachstitz requested for himself the Austrian village Raipoltenbach as his place of birth when he claimed at the U. S. Department of Labor for an extension of his stay in 1931. He studied architecture in Paris, London and Vienna where he finished his studies with a diploma, on the outbreak of the First World War he was called up for military service and served between 1914 and 1918 as an officer, lastly in the rank of a troop captain. He served actively in the field until 1916, when he was severely wounded. He married Elfriede Pesé with whom he had two children – a son Walter Werner Michael who died in 1943 by tuberculosis in Switzerland, on 19 December 1918 he married his second wife Elisa Emma Hofer. Because of her Bachstitz converted to the evangelic faith, in 1919 he apparently lived and traded in Munich. In his diary Thomas Mann wrote about a meeting in Bachstitz Munich apartment and he described him quite perogatively as a blond-Jewish example of an international culture-capitalistiic profiteer. In 1920 he established an art dealership in the Hague named Kunsthandel K. W, surinamestraat 11, He lived in Vienna and in Berlin and he created an internationally known company with art galleries in The Hague, New York City and Berlin. Lilly was the sister of art dealer Walter Andreas Hofer who had managed the Gallery in The Hague for a while, in 1937 Bachstitz waived his Austrian citizenship. In 1938 the couple moved to The Hague, mary and St. John before the Crucifixion” NK1552 Greek Snake Bracelets NK 864-a-b Greek Carnelian Engraved Gem 2904 Gerrit Berckheyde “Grote Markt with Cathedral St. Together with his wife, he continued to provide a management role. In this way, they avoided having the Gallery placed under the administration for the duration of the war. According to the documents in the file concerning his successful application to become a Dutchman after the war the couple provided undercover protection for Jews trying to escape the authorities, in 1942 Bachstitz was summoned by the occupation authority as he had failed to register the gallery as non-Aryan property. Proceedings were commenced against him and he was arrested by the Sicherheitsdienst in July 1943, due to an intervention of Göring initiated by Bachstitz brother-in-law Hofer, he was released from prison. He was then exempted from wearing the Star of David. Furthermore, the couple had their marriage dissolved in September 1943 to prevent the confiscation of the gallery by the occupying authority
3. Harm Bouckaert – Bouckaert was an art dealer, gallerist, and major figure in the 1980s art scene in New York City. Harm Bouckaert Gallery was located at 100 Hudson Street, between Franklin and Leonard Streets in Tribeca, artists that exhibited at the gallery include Adrian Lee Kellard, Stewart Hitch, and Max Coyer. Notable exhibitions include an exhibition titled Saints which explored the indiscrete interest in religious art carried on by young contemporary artists. Harm Bouckaert currently lives in the Netherlands,1934, Born June 7,1934, Maastricht, Netherlands 1953, Graduated N. O. I. B. Predecessor of the Nyenrode Business University 1957, Moved to New York City - start international banking career, Wall Street 1963, Became U. S. Citizen. 1974, Appointed by Kredietbank, Brussels, Belgium as their N. Y. representative for the U. S. and Canada 1978, Founding N. Y. branch of the Kredietbank,1981, Founded the Harm Bouckaert Gallery in Tribeca, NYC, contemporary American art. 1988, Private Art Dealer - estate of Max Coyer,2001, Retired, currently living in Maastricht, NL New York Times maxcoyer. com
4. Theo van Gogh (art dealer) – Theodorus Theo van Gogh was a Dutch art dealer. He was the brother of Vincent van Gogh, and Theos unfailing financial and emotional support allowed his brother to devote himself entirely to painting. Theo died at the age of 33, six months after his brother died at the age of 37, Theodorus Theo van Gogh was born on 1 May 1857 in the village Groot-Zundert in the province of North Brabant, Netherlands. He was the son of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus and his elder brother was Vincent van Gogh, who later became a famous painter. Theo worked for years at the Dutch office of the Parisian art dealers Goupil & Cie in The Hague. Theo joined the Brussels office on 1 January 1873 as their youngest employee, after Theo was transferred to the London office, he moved to the office in The Hague, where he developed into a successful art dealer. By 1884, he was transferred to the Paris main office, starting in the winter of 1880–1881, he sent painting materials as well as monthly financial support to his brother and painter Vincent van Gogh, who was living back in the Netherlands. In Paris, Theo met Andries Bonger and his sister Johanna and he married Johanna in Amsterdam on 17 April 1889 and they moved to Paris. Their son Vincent Willem was born in Paris on 31 January 1890, on 8 June, the family visited Vincent, who was living near Paris in Auvers-sur-Oise. Vincent died in July 1890 at age 37, Theo suffered from dementia paralytica, an infection of the brain, and his health declined rapidly after Vincents death. Weak and unable to come to terms with Vincents absence, he died six months later at age 33 in Den Dolder, Theo admired his elder brother Vincent for his whole life. But communicating with him proved to be difficult, even before Vincent opted to follow his artistic vocation, the communication between both brothers suffered from diverging definitions of standards, and it was evidently Theo who kept on writing letters. Therefore, mostly Vincents answers survived and few of Theos, Theo was often concerned about Vincents mental condition and he was amongst the few who understood his brother. It is known that Theo helped Vincent to maintain his artist lifestyle by giving him money and he also helped Vincent pursue his life as an artist through his unwavering emotional support and love. The majority of Theo’s letters and communications with Vincent are filled with praise, Vincent would send Theo sketches and ideas for paintings, along with accounts of his day to day experiences, to the delight and eager attention of Theo. Theo was instrumental in the popularity of Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet and Edgar Degas by persuading his employers, Goupil & Cie, to exhibit and buy their works. In 1886, Theo invited Vincent to come and live with him in Paris, the two brothers maintained an intensive correspondence, with Theo often encouraging his depressed brother. Theo was one of the few people who Vincent could talk to, over three-quarters of the more than 800 letters Vincent wrote during his life were to Theo, including his first and his last letters
5. Jacques Goudstikker – Between the two World Wars, Jacques Goudstikker was probably the most important Dutch dealer of Old Master paintings, according to Peter C. Sutton, executive director and CEO of the Bruce Museum of Arts, the Dutch government restored the paintings to the Goudstikker family in 2006, and they were sold at auction in 2007 for almost $10 million. Goudstikker was born in Amsterdam, the son of an art dealer and he studied at the Commercial School in Amsterdam, and more intensely with Wilhelm Martin and William Vogelsang at Leiden and Utrecht. This was revolutionary in the Netherlands of the time, where in 1906, Adriaan Pit and this worship of our old school of painting, which started thirty years ago is still alive and appears not to let us appreciate any foreign art. Goudstikkers taste extended to the design of his catalogs, which were works of art in themselves. Goudstikker maintained close ties with art historians and collectors, T. J. Oakley Rhinelander and Mrs. Cortland S. Van Rensselaer. The stock market crash and Great Depression took their toll on the art trade. While escaping the Nazis in May,1940, Goudstikker fell in the hold of the SS Bodegraven in the English Channel, Goudstikkers main stock in trade were paintings by the Old Masters, he did not express much interest in Italian Baroque art or art of the 18th century. Artists in his collection included Jan Steen, Adriaen van Ostade, Isaac van Ostade and he kept several notable paintings by Jan van der Heyden at Nijenrode Castle, one of his two country homes where he also entertained clients and exhibited great art. The Collection comprises about 1113 works of art and 87 of them were sold for $20.78 Millions. Through a series of sham transactions later found illegal, Miedl acquired title to the J. Goudstikker trade name, what little art remained in the collection, and Goudstikkers real estate. With the asset of Goudstikkers internationally renowned trade name, Miedl went on to make a fortune marketing art internationally, particularly to Nazi Germany. At that time, Goudstikkers heirs sued for possession of these works, on the recommendations of the Herkomst Gezocht Committee chaired by R. E. O. Jacques Goudstikkers notebook at the Amsterdam City Archives, containing records of the works of art in his possession
6. Ferry Hoogendijk – Ferdinand Alexander Ferry Hoogendijk was a Dutch journalist and politician. He studied political science at the University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1962 and he earned a further doctorate in political science at the VU University Amsterdam. At the ceremony on 12 March 1971 his paranymphs were Norbert Schmelzer, the career of journalism of Hoogendijk started in 1960 at the Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep, a Dutch public broadcaster. He was a commentator for the association until 1981. Hoogendijk however achieved most of his fame with the magazine Elsevier, Hoogendijk joined the magazine in 1962 as political editor, by 1966 he joined the main editing staff of the magazine. In 1975 he became editor-in-chief and served in this position until 1985, during his time at Elsevier he became known as Mr. Schnabbel, for having numerous jobs on the side. Amongst others he wrote campaign texts for parliamentary leader Hans Wiegel of the Peoples Party for Freedom. He also withheld information about an advisorship to Gulf Oil and his resignation from Elsevier in 1985 was forced. Hoogendijk was also known as a critic of the Den Uyl cabinet. Hoogendijk was a member of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, during the 1980s he was member of the partys Media commission for seven years. In 1982 he declined a position of State Secretary of Culture, ed Nijpels nominated him for the position. Hoogendijk later said that he might have taken up the position, were it not that Ruud Lubbers blocked his nomination because Lubbers felt that he had been too critical of him, in 2002 he joined the Pim Fortuyn List and helped with the search for party candidates. He managed to make his neighbor Herman Heinsbroek join, who would later become Minister of Economic Affairs, Hoogendijk was elected in the Dutch general election,2002 to the House of Representatives. He was involved in the party squabbles that led to the downfall of the party. He lost his seat in the 2003 elections, Hoogendijk was known as right-wing most of his life. However, in a 2013 interview he said he had much more left wing. After his career as a journalist Hoogendijk was known as an art collector and he founded and directed the arts magazine Art & Value after his retirement. Hoogendijk was married twice, he had three daughters from his first marriage and one daughter from his second marriage, during his second marriage, over thirty years before his death, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer
7. Frederik Muller – Frederik Muller or Frits Muller was a Dutch bibliographer, book seller, and print collector who wrote a catalog of prints he had collected in his historical atlas. Muller was born in Amsterdam as the son of the Amsterdam professor Samuel Muller and he went to work for his uncle Johannes Muller on the Rokin in Amsterdam, who kept a bibliopolium there. In 1876 he took on Frederik Adama van Scheltema as his partner and they specialized in books and prints, but after Muller died, Scheltema began to deal in oil paintings as well, which gained them international recognition as art connaiseurs. Their name appears often in art provenance records
8. Tom Okker – Thomas Samuel Tom Okker is a former Dutch tennis player. He was ranked among the worlds top 10 singles players for seven years, 1968–74. He also was ranked World No.1 in doubles in 1969, Okker was the Dutch champion from 1964 through 1968. In 1968, his first year as a professional, he won in singles, at Wimbledon, Okker reached the quarterfinals in 1968 and the semifinals in 1978. Okker reached the final after defeating Pancho Gonzales in the quarterfinal and he lost the final to American Arthur Ashe in five sets, 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6. Okker turned professional in February 1969 when he signed a contract with the Lamar Hunts World Championship Tennis. He also was the runner-up in 24 singles tournaments, Okker is also among the most successful mens doubles players of all time. Okker won two Grand Slam doubles titles, the US Open in 1976 and the French Open in 1973, in total, Okker won 78 doubles events, a record that was finally broken by Todd Woodbridge in 2005. Okkers other doubles titles include the 1973 Italian Open,1973 London Grass Courts,1973 Spanish Open,1975 Opel International, and 1978 WCT World Doubles. One of the first tennis professionals to win at least US $1 million in prize money. Between 1964 and 1981, Okker represented The Netherlands in the Davis Cup, playing in 13 ties, in 1965 Okker won both the singles and the mixed doubles titles at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. This event is open to all Israelis and to non-Israeli Jews and he was among the first players of his era to hit the ball with heavy topspin. Okker, who is Jewish on his fathers side, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Since the mid-1980s Okker has been involved in art and was a partner in the Jaski art gallery in Amsterdam. In 2005 he founded art gallery Tom Okker Art bv in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands, Tom Okker at the Association of Tennis Professionals Tom Okker at the International Tennis Federation Tom Okker at the Davis Cup Jews in Sports bio List of select Jewish tennis players
9. Rembrandt – Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. A prolific and versatile master across three media, he is considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art. Having achieved youthful success as a painter, Rembrandts later years were marked by personal tragedy. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, Rembrandts portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible are regarded as his greatest creative triumphs. His self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and his reputation as the greatest etcher in the history of the medium was established in his lifetime, and never questioned since. Few of his paintings left the Dutch Republic whilst he lived, but his prints were circulated throughout Europe, because of his empathy for the human condition, he has been called one of the great prophets of civilization. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on 15 July 1606 in Leiden, in the Dutch Republic and he was the ninth child born to Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuijtbrouck. His family was quite well-to-do, his father was a miller, religion is a central theme in Rembrandts paintings and the religiously fraught period in which he lived makes his faith a matter of interest. His mother was Roman Catholic, and his father belonged to the Dutch Reformed Church, unlike many of his contemporaries who traveled to Italy as part of their artistic training, Rembrandt never left the Dutch Republic during his lifetime. He opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he shared with friend, in 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, among them Gerrit Dou in 1628. In 1629, Rembrandt was discovered by the statesman Constantijn Huygens, as a result of this connection, Prince Frederik Hendrik continued to purchase paintings from Rembrandt until 1646. He initially stayed with an art dealer, Hendrick van Uylenburgh, Saskia came from a good family, her father had been a lawyer and the burgemeester of Leeuwarden. When Saskia, as the youngest daughter, became an orphan, Rembrandt and Saskia were married in the local church of St. Annaparochie without the presence of Rembrandts relatives. In the same year, Rembrandt became a burgess of Amsterdam and he also acquired a number of students, among them Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. In 1635 Rembrandt and Saskia moved into their own house, renting in fashionable Nieuwe Doelenstraat, in 1639 they moved to a prominent newly built house in the upscale Breestraat, today known as Jodenbreestraat in what was becoming the Jewish quarter, then a young upcoming neighborhood. The mortgage to finance the 13,000 guilder purchase would be a cause for later financial difficulties. Rembrandt should easily have been able to pay the house off with his income, but it appears his spending always kept pace with his income. It was there that Rembrandt frequently sought his Jewish neighbors to model for his Old Testament scenes, in 1640, they had a second daughter, also named Cornelia, who died after living barely over a month
10. Johannes de Renialme – Johannes de Renialme was a Dutch art dealer, active in Amsterdam and Delft between 1640 and 1657, notable for the scale of his dealings. De Renialme was known for being a dealer of Rembrandt, Hercules Seghers, Jan Lievens, among his clients was Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. Johannes de Renialme was born in Antwerp around 1600 and he came from a distinguished family of Antwerp and Venice. From the early 1620s until at least 1637 he was living in Middelburg, there is no evidence that he had any training in art, but was known to have practiced as goldsmith and jeweller, he also traded in jewellery. De Renialme was married four times, on 9 April 1629, he married Margrita Bertolotti van den Heuvel, who died in 1630. He next married Maria de Cocquel and from her inherited some property in Ireland, on 19 August 1639, he married Maria Weinrich, widow of the Delft beer brewer Nicolaes Tristram. On 12 August 1640 they had their son Joannes baptised in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, de Renialmes last wife was Catharina dOverdage whom he married on 1 January 1643 in Delft. When he died in 1657, he was survived by Catharina, de Renialme was buried on 20 April 1657 in a Dutch Reformed Church ceremony. The first evidence of his purchases of art is from records of the Johan van Maerlen sale of 30 September 1637 in which he was a buyer, in order to sell there, he joined Delfts Guild of St. Luke in 1644, maintaining houses in Delft and Amsterdam. Upon his death his inventory of 538 artworks was valued at 36,512 guilders, there were 13 paintings by Rembrandt
11. Titus van Rijn – Titus van Rijn was the fourth and only surviving child of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh. Titus is best known as a figure or model in his fathers paintings, Titus van Rijn was born in Amsterdam on September 22,1641, the fourth child of the famed artist Rembrandt van Rijn and his wife Saskia van Uylenburgh. After Rembrandts bankruptcy in 1656, Titus and his stepmother, Hendrickje Stoffels, were named in charge of Rembrandts affairs and began an art-dealership, at age 15, Titus made a will at his fathers insistence, making his father sole heir. In 1668, Titus married Magdalena van Loo and her father was Jan van Loo, silversmith, whose brother was Gerrit van Loo, a lawyer in Het Bildt. The couple lived at Magdalenas mothers house on the Singel and they had one daughter, Titia, who married François van Bijler in 1686. Titus van Rijn died in 1668 and was buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam and his wife, mother-in-law, and father all died a year later. Media related to Titus van Rijn at Wikimedia Commons Amsterdam City Archive
12. Hendrickje Stoffels – Hendrickje Stoffels was the longtime lover of Rembrandt. The couple were unable to marry because of the financial settlement linked to the will of Rembrandts deceased wife Saskia, in 1654 she gave birth to Rembrandts daughter Cornelia. In the later years of their relationship Hendrickje managed Rembrandts business affairs together with the painters son Titus, Hendrickje is widely believed to have modelled for several of Rembrandts works and to be depicted in some Tronie portraits. However, her role as Rembrandts model is disputed by some critics, Hendrickje was born in the garrison city of Bredevoort, Gelderland, the daughter of sergeant Stoffel Stoffelse and Mechteld Lamberts. Sergeant Stoffel Stoffelse was Jager for the castle at Bredevoort and so was also nicknamed Jeger, with his children nicknamed Jegers, Hendrickje had three brothers, Hermen, Berent and Frerick. Hermen and Berent were longtime soldiers in Bredevoort, never serving elsewhere, Berent and Frerick both died young. Hendrickje had a sister, Martijne Jegers, and perhaps also another sister, Martijne married Jan Kerstens Pleckenpoel from Lichtenvoorde, who was another soldier in Bredevoort. After his death Martijne remarried, to Berent van Aelten, Hendrickjes father almost certainly died in July 1646, the victim of an explosion of the gunpowder tower in Bredevoort. In January 1647, after the normal mourning time of half a year, his widow Mechteld Lamberts remarried to a neighbour, Jacob van Dorsten, as a consequence of her mothers marriage, Hendrickje seems to have been constrained to leave home for Amsterdam. Hendrickje obtained work as Rembrandts housekeeper, and seems to have lived with him from approximately 1647, at first as a maid, but fast becoming much more. This led to a fallout with Rembrandts previous live-in lover Geertje Dircx, who sued Rembrandt for breach of promise in 1649. Hendrickje testified in the case, confirming that an agreement had been reached with Geertje. In the same year Hendrickje returned to Bredevoort for the summer, the Eighty Years War was past, and peace was finally reaching even the eastern Netherlands. In 1654, when she was pregnant with Rembrandts daughter, Hendrickje had to appear before the council for living in sin with Rembrandt. She admitted that she had committed the acts of a whore with Rembrandt the painter and was banned from receiving communion, on 30 October 1654, the couples daughter Cornelia van Rijn was baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. Initially, Rembrandts unwillingness to marry Hendrickje had a pecuniary motive, even with this inheritance he had major financial problems, but without it he would have been bankrupt. But then in 1655, Titus – the son he had with Saskia – turned 14, Rembrandt immediately made sure that Titus installed him as his only heir and by that he outwitted Saskia. Still, he did not marry Hendrickje, by 1656 Rembrandt was forced to declare bankruptcy
13. Hendrick van Uylenburgh – Hendrick Gerritsz van Uylenburgh was an influential Dutch Golden Age art dealer who helped launch the careers of Rembrandt, Govert Flinck, Ferdinand Bol and other painters. Van Uylenburgh came from a Frisian family and emigrated with family to Kraków when he was a boy. He was trained as a painter and also worked as an art buyer for the Polish king, around 1612 he moved to Danzig and in 1625 returned to the Netherlands, settling in the bustling capital of Amsterdam. Van Uylenburgh took over the business of Cornelis van der Voort and became an art dealer, in 1631 Rembrandt moved into van Uylenburghs house to work in Van Uylenburghs studio. Rembrandt became chief painter of the studio and in 1634 married Van Uylenburghs niece Saskia van Uylenburgh, in 1647 Van Uylenburgh had to move to a new location on Dam square, because Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy sold the house. When his house on Dam square was appropriated to build a new city hall and his son Gerrit van Uylenburgh took over the family business after Van Uylenburghs death and burial in the Westerkerk church in 1661. Gerrit went bankrupt in 1675 following accusations that he had sold forged art to Frederick William, in 2006 the Rembrandt House Museum presented an exhibition around Hendrick van Uylenburgh and his son Gerrit. The exhibition was shown at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. Telegraph. co. uk, A very modern 17th-century art dealer
14. Johannes Vermeer – Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is particularly renowned for his treatment and use of light in his work. Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes and he was recognized during his lifetime in Delft and The Hague, but his modest celebrity gave way to obscurity after his death. He was barely mentioned in Arnold Houbrakens major source book on 17th-century Dutch painting, since that time, Vermeers reputation has grown, and he is now acknowledged as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Relatively little was known about Vermeers life until recently and he seems to have been devoted exclusively to his art, living out his life in the city of Delft. Until the 19th century, the sources of information were some registers, a few official documents. John Michael Montias added details on the family from the city archives of Delft in his Artists and Artisans in Delft, Johannes Vermeer was baptized in the Reformed Church on 31 October 1632. His father Reijnier Janszoon was a worker of silk or caffa. As an apprentice in Amsterdam, Reijnier lived on fashionable Sint Antoniesbreestraat, in 1615, he married Digna Baltus. The couple moved to Delft and had a daughter named Geertruy who was baptized in 1620, in 1625, Reijnier was involved in a fight with a soldier named Willem van Bylandt who died from his wounds five months later. Around this time, Reijnier began dealing in paintings, in 1631, he leased an inn, which he called The Flying Fox. In 1635, he lived on Voldersgracht 25 or 26, in 1641, he bought a larger inn on the market square, named after the Flemish town Mechelen. The acquisition of the inn constituted a financial burden. When Vermeers father died in October 1652, Vermeer took over the operation of the art business. In April 1653, Johannes Reijniersz Vermeer married a Catholic girl, the blessing took place in the quiet nearby village of Schipluiden. Vermeers new mother-in-law Maria Thins was significantly wealthier than he, according to art historian Walter Liedtke, Vermeers conversion seems to have been made with conviction
15. Cornelis van der Voort – Cornelis van der Voort or van der Voorde was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter from the early 17th century. Very little is known about Van der Voorts early life and he was born in Antwerp, his father was Pieter van der Voort, a painter. It is thought he studied with Cornelis Ketel, as a young man he was praised by Karel van Mander. In 1606 his brother Hans, a tailor, bought three parcels on which two houses were built, Hans moved into the one on the corner, and Cornelis in the one next to it. Only a few years later Cornelis sold the house, in 1639 Rembrandt, today it is the Rembrandt House Museum. Around 1613 he was a member of the schutterij and painted a few schuttersstukken, at some time he inherited the house on the corner of the Sint Antoniesbreestraat from his brother. Van der Voort probably had seven children and married twice, in 1598 with Geertrui Willems, who died in 1609 and he died in Amsterdam and was buried on 2 November 1624. In August 1625 his inventory was sold, in 1626 his art business was taken over by Hendrick van Uylenburgh. Van der Voort painted full-length portraits in contemporary interiors, e. g. of Jan Cornelisz, geelvinck as one of the regenten of a hospital, of Joan Huydecoper and his late wife and of Nicolaes Tulp. His work was in demand and held in high esteem. In 1619 Van der Voort was the head of the Guild of St. Luke and he had a strong influence on the early portraits of Rembrandt, as well as the work of Nicolaes Eliasz. His own students included David Bailly, who copied his collection of paintings, Pieter Luyx, Dirk Harmensz. and probably Pieter Codde. Judikje Kiers and Fieke Tissink, “Companion Pieces” exhibition catalogue Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Glory of the Golden Age,15 April –17 September 2000, zijn leven, zijn schilderijen, p.26,30,138,139,141,174,210,213