Barent van Kalraet

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Barent van Kalraet, or Barent Pietersz Calraat (16 August 1649 - 9 February 1737) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and the younger brother of Abraham Calraet.

Biography[edit]

Van Kalraet was born and died in Dordrecht. He learned to paint from his brother Abraham, and he later became a pupil of Aelbert Cuyp.[1] He changed his style several times, and in later life took to painting Rhine landscapes in the manner of Herman Saftleven.[1] He was still painting when Houbraken was writing his book, but it was more a hobby than a business for him.[1]

He resided throughout his life in Dordrecht, and made copies after the landscape artists Cuyp and Saftleven, but also Jan Both, Cornelis van Poelenburch, Philip Wouwerman and Willem de Heusch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barent van Kalraat biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Barent van Kalraet RKD entry