Hendrick Berckman

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Hendrick Berckman
Gulden Cabinet - Henry Berkmans p 415.jpg
Henry Berckmans in Het Gulden Cabinet
Born Hendrick
Died 1679 (aged 49–50)
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Hendrick Berckman (1629 – buried 27 March 1679) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


He was a pupil of Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert and Jacob Jordaens in Antwerp, and spent some time in Haarlem studying with Philip Wouwermans.[1] He is registered in Leiden from 1652 to 1654, and in 1655 he settled in Middleburg. Though he trained as a landscape painter, he is most known today for his portraits of respected members of the elite.

According to Houbraken, he was a promising young painter of "batalje" or small-scale battle-pieces, who was advised by Jacob Jordaens to try making large paintings, which he did.[2]


  1. ^ Hendrick Berckman in the RKD
  2. ^ (Dutch) Hendrick Berckman biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

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