Hendrick Danckerts

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Hendrick Danckerts, Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II, 1675

Hendrick Danckerts (c.1625 - 1680) was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter and engraver.


Danckerts was born in The Hague, where he learned his trade and remained until 1653.[1] He visited England for the first time in 1650.[1] In 1653 he went to Italy, where he stayed for five years.[1] He then moved to England where he entered the service of Charles II and the Duke of York (later James II & VII.) He painted Italianate landscapes, especially views of harbors and royal residences.[1] He also produced portraits and devotional pictures and made engravings after the Italian old masters in the Royal Collection. He left England in 1679[1] due to the public hostility towards Roman Catholics after the Popish Plot controversy. He died soon after in Amsterdam.[1]

He was also known as the "Master with the two Anchors" and was the younger brother of the painter Johan Danckerts.[1] Danckerts has twenty painting in public ownership in the United Kingdom.[2]