Gerrit van Honthorst

Gerrit van Honthorst

Gerard van Honthorst in Het Gulden Cabinet

Years of life: 1590 – 1656
Artist's Teachers: Abraham Bloemaert
Artist's students: Joachim von Sandrart
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Guild of Saint Luke, Caravaggisti, Utrecht School
Genre: Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Portrait
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

The only member of the Utrecht School to establish an international reputation. In 1610-1612 he studied in Rome. His narrative paintings and allegorical decorative compositions were much favored by royal and aristocratic patrons. He is remembered for his amazing rendering of artificial light, especially when the source of light is hidden.

Gerrit van Honthorst’s major works are Christ Before the High Priest, c. 1671 (London: National Gallery); Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (The Agony in the Garden), c. 1671 (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum); Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1620 (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Adoration of the Child

    1619–1621

    Adoration of the Child   •  1619–1621

  • Group Portait of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels and Their Three Youngest Daughters

    1647

    Group Portait of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels and Their Three Youngest Daughters  •  1647

  • Double-portrait of William II, Prince of Orange, and His Wife Mary Stuart

    1647

    Double-portrait of William II, Prince of Orange, and His Wife Mary Stuart  •  1647

  • Prodigal son

    Prodigal son

    Prodigal son  •  Prodigal son

  • Portrait of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, as King of Bohemia

    1634

    Portrait of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, as King of Bohemia  •  1634

  • The Adoration of the Shepherds

    1650

    The Adoration of the Shepherds   •  1650

  • The Concert

    1626-1630

    The Concert   •  1626-1630

  • Susanna and the Elders

    1655

    Susanna and the Elders  •  1655

  • Helena van Hoeckelum to Spaensweerd

    1650

    Helena van Hoeckelum to Spaensweerd  •  1650

  • The liberation of Peter

    1624

    The liberation of Peter  •  1624

  • The cardsharps

    1624

    The cardsharps  •  1624

  • Simon and Pero

    1624

    Simon and Pero   •  1624

  • Saint Sebastian

    1624

    Saint Sebastian  •  1624

  • Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau (1627 - 1667)

    between 1646 and 1656

    Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau (1627 - 1667)  •  between 1646 and 1656

  • Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Count Palatine, Duke of Cumberland (1619-1682)

    between 1630 and 1656

    Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Count Palatine, Duke of Cumberland (1619-1682)   •  between 1630 and 1656

  • Princess Henrietta Maria, Princess Palatine, Princess of Siebenbürgen, Transylvania (1626-1651)

    between 1640 and 1651

    Princess Henrietta Maria, Princess Palatine, Princess of Siebenbürgen, Transylvania (1626-1651)  •  between 1640 and 1651

  • Princess Elizabeth, Princess Royal, Abbess of Hervorden (Hertford) (1618-1680)

    between 1630 and 1680

    Princess Elizabeth, Princess Royal, Abbess of Hervorden (Hertford) (1618-1680)   •  between 1630 and 1680

  • A Bacchic Young Man squeezing Grapes into a Cup (An Allegory of Taste?)

    after 1622

    A Bacchic Young Man squeezing Grapes into a Cup (An Allegory of Taste?)  •  after 1622

  • The Denial of Peter

    between 1612 and 1620

    The Denial of Peter   •  between 1612 and 1620

  • Christ at the column

    1640s

    Christ at the column  •  1640s

  • Portrait of a woman, possibly Amalia Margaretha van Brederode (1626/27-1663/65)

    1650s

    Portrait of a woman, possibly Amalia Margaretha van Brederode (1626/27-1663/65)  •  1650s

  • Sophie (1630-1714), prinses van de Palts

    between 1650 and 1656

    Sophie (1630-1714), prinses van de Palts  •  between 1650 and 1656

  • Portrait of a lady

    between 1650 and 1656

    Portrait of a lady  •  between 1650 and 1656

  • Henriëtte Marie (1626-1651), prinses van de Palts

    between 1650 and 1656

    Henriëtte Marie (1626-1651), prinses van de Palts  •  between 1650 and 1656

  • Anna Trajectina van Brederode (1629-1672)

    between 1650 and 1656

    Anna Trajectina van Brederode (1629-1672)  •  between 1650 and 1656

  • Portrait of a lady

    between 1650 and 1656

    Portrait of a lady  •  between 1650 and 1656

  • An Unknown Officer

    between 1637 and 1639

    An Unknown Officer  •  between 1637 and 1639

  • Double Portrait of Frederik Hendrik (1584- 1647) and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (1602- 1675)

    between 1637 and 1638

    Double Portrait of Frederik Hendrik (1584- 1647) and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (1602- 1675)  •  between 1637 and 1638

  • Christ on the Cold Stone

    1614

    Christ on the Cold Stone   •  1614

  • Christ before the High Priest

    1617

    Christ before the High Priest   •  1617

  • The mocking of Christ

    1617

    The mocking of Christ   •  1617

  • Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (The Agony in the Garden)

    1617

    Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (The Agony in the Garden)   •  1617

  • Childhood of Christ

    1620

    Childhood of Christ   •  1620

  • Samson and Delilah

    1621

    Samson and Delilah  •  1621

  • The Flea Hunt

    1621

    The Flea Hunt   •  1621

  • Christ Crowned with Thorns

    1622

    Christ Crowned with Thorns   •  1622

  • Musical Group on a Balcony

    1622

    Musical Group on a Balcony   •  1622

  • King David Playing the Harp

    1622

    King David Playing the Harp   •  1622

  • Adoration of the Shepherds

    1622

    Adoration of the Shepherds   •  1622

  • A happy violin player

    1623

    A happy violin player  •  1623

  • The Denial of St. Peter

    1623

    The Denial of St. Peter   •  1623

  • Death of Seneca

    between 1623 and 1627

    Death of Seneca   •  between 1623 and 1627

  • Satyr and Nymph

    1623

    Satyr and Nymph  •  1623

  • The concert

    1623

    The concert   •  1623

  • Christ Crowned with Thorns

    1620

    Christ Crowned with Thorns   •  1620

  • The Soldier and the Girl

    1621

    The Soldier and the Girl   •  1621

  • The Adoration of the Shepherds

    1622

    The Adoration of the Shepherds   •  1622

  • The Concert

    1623

    The Concert  •  1623

  • Smiling Girl, a Courtesan, Holding an Obscene Image

    1625

    Smiling Girl, a Courtesan, Holding an Obscene Image  •  1625

  • Granida and Daifilo

    1625

    Granida and Daifilo  •  1625

  • Shepherdess with Doves

    1622

    Shepherdess with Doves   •  1622

  • Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia

    1642

    Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia   •  1642

  • The Four eldest Children of the King and Queen of Bohemia

    1631

    The Four eldest Children of the King and Queen of Bohemia  •  1631

  • Apollo and Diana

    1628

    Apollo and Diana  •  1628

  • Frederick V, King of Bohemia

    1635

    Frederick V, King of Bohemia   •  1635

  • Artemisia

    1635

    Artemisia  •  1635

  • Woman Playing the Guitar

    1624

    Woman Playing the Guitar   •  1624

  • Singing flute player

    1623

    Singing flute player   •  1623

  • The Concert on a Balcony

    1624

    The Concert on a Balcony  •  1624

  • The Procuress

    1625

    The Procuress  •  1625

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