Constantijn Netscher

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Portrait of Maria Mancini, 1668-1723

Constantijn Netscher (16 December 1668, The Hague – 27 March 1723,[1] The Hague), was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.


According to Houbraken he was the son of Caspar Netscher and the brother of Theodorus.[2] He meant to make a biographical sketch of him in his birth year but died before he got that far in his "Schouburg".[2]

According to the RKD he was the son of Caspar and brother to the painters Theodor and Anthonie van Netscher.[3] He became the son-in-law of Johan van Haensbergen when he married 6 February 1709 to Magdalena van Haensbergen.[3] He is known for portraits, historical allegories, and italianate landscapes.[3] He became the teacher of Hendrick Doorschodt, Dirk Kindt, or Kint, Coenraet Roepel, and Mattheus Verheyden.[3] He is buried in the Haansbergen family grave in the Kloosterkerk, The Hague.[3]


  1. ^ Artcyclopedia
  2. ^ a b (Dutch) Caspar Netscher Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ a b c d e Constantijn Netscher in the RKD