Adriaan van Stalbemt

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Adriaen van Stalbemt
Adriaan van stalbemt - by Anthony van Dyck.jpg
Adriaen van Stalbemt by Anthony van Dyck.
Born Adriaan van Stalbemt
12 June 1580
Antwerp
Died 21 September 1662
Antwerp
Nationality Belgium
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Adriaan or Adriaen van Stalbemt (12 June 1580 – 21 September 1662) was a Flemish Baroque painter.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken he was a very good landscape painter, and he decorated these landscapes with various figures and animals in such an ingenious way that he became quite popular.[1] After the siege of Antwerp, his family moved to Middelburg, where he was probably educated. He returned to Antwerp in 1609 where he was later called to the British court. He spent 10 months in England where he painted two landscape views of Greenwich.

Paintings[edit]

Landscape with fables, 1620.
John the Baptist preaches to the people - Hallwyl Museum

His paintings today hang in various museums where he worked and lived, such as London, Antwerp, and Middelburg. He was influenced by the Breughel family, especially Jan Brueghel the Elder and Jan Brueghel the Younger. According to Houbraken he was still painting at age 80.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Adriaan van Stalbemt biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  • K. Andrews, 'A Pseudo-Elsheimer Group: Adriaen van Stalbemt as Figure painter', in Burlington Magazine, CXV, 1973, pp. 301–6