Cornelis Engelsz

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Presumed selfportrait of Cornelis Engelsz., 1612.
– Coll. of Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

Cornelis Engelsz. (1575–1650) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and the father of Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck.


Engelsz. was born in Gouda. According to Houbraken, he was a pupil of Karel van Mander and a colleague of Frans Hals in Haarlem.[1]

The Frans Hals Museum has several works by him and his son, the portrait painter Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck. According to the RKD he was also a pupil of Cornelis Cornelisz and he became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1593 and was from 1594-1621 a member of the schutterij there that he painted in 1618.[2] He died in Haarlem.



  1. ^ (Dutch) Karel van Mander eulogy in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Cornelis Engelsz in the RKD