Abraham Casembroot

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Abraham Casembroot (before 1593, Bruges? - 1658, Messina),[1] was a painter from the Low Countries, active in Sicily.


Casembroot lived in Sicily from 1623. He worked at Messina, painting landscapes and marine subjects, generally showing storms in the latter. He also occasionally painted historical events,[2] and three small pictures on copper by him of scenes from the Passion are recorded as having been in the church of San Gioacchino at Messina (destroyed by an earthquake in 1908).[2][3]

He produced a few etchings of the port of Messina and other marine subjects[2] and Cornelis Bol made a series of etchings after five of his harbour scenes; four are of Italian subjects, but one shows Lambeth Palace in London.[4]

From 1649 until his death in 1658 Casembroot was consul of the Dutch Republic in Sicily.[1]


  1. ^ a b Casembroot, Abraham at the Netherlands Institute for Art History
  2. ^ a b c Bryan 1886-9
  3. ^ Fokker, T.H. Werke Niederländischer Meister in den Kirchen Italiens. Springer-Verlag. p. 17. ISBN 9789401532143. 
  4. ^ "Italian Harbours". British Museum. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

This article incorporates text from the article "CASEMBROOT, Abraham" 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.

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