Dirck van Santvoort

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Portrait of Elias van Cuelen

Dirck Dircksz van Santvoort (bapt. 16 December 1609 – bur. 9 March 1680) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


Santvoort was born and died in Amsterdam, where he married in 1648 and had a son named Rembrandt.[1] He married a second time in 1657. Though not registered as a Rembrandt pupil, he is considered a member of Rembrandt's school of painting, creating portraits and historical allegories.[1]

He was the brother of the landscape painter Pieter Dircksz Santvoort.[2]

Known works[edit]

  • Regentesses of the Spinhuis, 1638 [3]


  1. ^ a b Dirck Dircksz. van Santvoort in the RKD
  2. ^ Golahny, Amy; Mochizuki, Mia M.; Vergara, Lisa (2006). In His Milieu: Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias. Amsterdam University Press. p. 83. ISBN 9789053569337. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ Classen, Albrecht; Scarborough, Connie (2012). Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Mental-Historical Investigations of Basic Human Problems and Social Responses. Walter de Gruyter. p. 478. ISBN 9783110294583. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Paintings by Dirck Dircksz. Santvoort at Wikimedia Commons