Gerard Douffet

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Portrait of Douffet, from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich
The Taking of Christ by Douffet, c. 1620, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gerard Douffet (1564–1660), also known as Doufeet or Duffeit, was a Flemish painter. He was born at Liège in 1594, and studied for some time at Antwerp in the school of Rubens, and afterwards in Italy. He composed and designed with good taste, and his historical pictures are much esteemed. 'Pope Nicholas V. at the Tomb of St. Francis of Assisi ' (painted in 1627), 'St. Helena and the true Cross' (painted for the Abbey of St. Lawrence, Liege), and two male portraits (one dated 1624), are in the Munich Gallery. He died at Liège in 1660.

Ecce Homo, until the 1950s attributed to Caravaggio: in 1998 sold for £91,700 at Christie's

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This article incorporates text from the article "DOUFFET, Geraert" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.