Hendrick Bloemaert

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Hendrick Bloemaert
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Old woman selling eggs, 1632
Hendrick Abrahamsz

DiedDecember 30, 1672(1672-12-30) (aged 71)
Known forPainting

Hendrick Bloemaert (1601 or 1602 – 30 December 1672) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


Hendrick was the oldest son of Abraham Bloemaert. His brothers Cornelis and Adriaen were also painters. In 1626 he was registered in Rome, but by 1631 he was back in Utrecht, where he registered in the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke and married Margaretha van der Eem, the daughter of a lawyer.[1]


Diana en Callisto.

According to Houbraken, he never became as good as his father, but it is unclear whether Houbraken saw his work or copied this comment from Joachim von Sandrart.[2] He is considered an important member of the Utrecht school of Caravaggisti, and was known for his portraits and historical allegories. He was also known for his poetry.


  1. ^ RKD entry for Hendrick Bloemaert[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Hendrick Bloemaert 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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