Pauwels van Hillegaert

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Pauwels van Hillegaert
Prins Frederik Hendrik en graaf Ernst Casimir bij het beleg van 's-Hertogenbosch, 1629 (Pauwels van Hillegaert, 1635).jpg
Born Pauwels van Hillegaert
1596
Amsterdam
Died 1640 (aged 43–44)
Amsterdam
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Pauwels van Hillegaert (1596–1640) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of landscapes and military scenes.

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Prins Maurits

Pauwels was christened on 29 July 1596 in Amsterdam. His parents were Francois van Hillegaert and Janneke Spierinx. He married Anneken Homis from Antwerp in 1620 (marriage license on 27 June 1620), with whom he had several children, including the painter with the same name, Pauwels van Hillegaert II (1621–1658). This Pauwels Jr. married Cornelia de Vlieger (daughter of Simon de Vlieger) and had two daughters. When Pauwels Jr. like his father died at a relatively young age, Cornelis de Bie wrote a commemorative poem about him.

Pauwels Sr. won royal commissions to paint battle scenes, most notably for the Siege of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1629. He also won a commission for the Battle of Nieuwpoort.[1] He also painted Italianate landscapes, but was mostly admired for his paintings with horses and armor.

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