Karel van Mander III

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Self portrait with his family

Karel van Mander (1609, Delft – 1670, Copenhagen), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and the grandson of Karel van Mander.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken, who confused him with his father Karel van Mander the Younger, he learned to paint from his father and became a good portrait painter.[1] His portrait of Christian IV was honored with a poem by Joost van den Vondel.[1][2] His portrait of Vondel with gray hair in the same year was also rewarded with a Vondel poem.[1][3]

According to the RKD he was a pupil of his father and was influenced by Frans Hals. He worked in Copenhagen in 1631, and travelled to Italy from 1635-1638.[4] When he returned North he settled in Copenhagen in the company of Abraham Wuchters. He is registered in Amsterdam in 1657 (probably due to the painting mentioned by Vondel).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Dutch) Karel van Mander Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Poem by Vondel mentions the year 1657 and a view of Kronborg Castle
  3. ^ Poem by Vondel in honor of the portrait of Vondel
  4. ^ a b Karel van Mander in the RKD