Adriaen van der Spelt

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Still life with flowers

Adriaen van der Spelt (ca. 1630, Leiden – 1673, Gouda), was a Dutch Golden Age flower painter.

Biography[edit]

According to Houbraken, whose comments were based on the Gouda stories by Ignatius Walvis, he was an excellent flower painter born in Leiden, but his parentage was from Gouda.[1] He spent many years at the court of Brandenburg working for Frederick William I, Elector of Brandenburg, but moved to Gouda to marry a third time with a nasty wife from Groningen who drove him to his grave.[1]

According to the RKD he was a flower painter who spent the years 1664-1670 at the court of Brandenburg.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Adriaan vander Spelt in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Adriaen van der Spelt in the RKD
  • Walvis, Ignatius in: Beschryving der stad Gouda, 1713, Gouda; facsimile edition 1972, ISBN 90-6103-002-1