Hendrick van Someren

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St Jerome, by Hendrick van Someren

Hendrick van Someren, or Somer (1615[1] or 1607[2]), Amsterdam or Naples – 1685, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he was the son of the "van Zomeren" who took in the young Adriaen Brouwer after he fled Frans Hals' workshop to try his luck in Amsterdam.[3] Houbraken claimed Henrik van Someren was a good painter of historical allegories, landscapes, and flower still lifes.[3]

According to the RKD no works survive in the styles Houbraken mentioned, only "hermits" in the style of Ribera.[4] He was the son of the painter Barend van Someren and the grandson of Aert Mijtens.[4] He was the pupil of Jusepe de Ribera and at least one of his works had a forged signature of Ribera.[1][5] He is possibly the same painter sometimes referred to as Enrico Fiammingo.


  1. ^ a b Hoogewerff, Godefridus Johannes (1943). "Hendrick van Somer Schilder van Amsterdam, navolger van Ribera". Oud Holland. 6: 158–172. JSTOR 42717380. 
  2. ^ Abbate, Francesco (2002). Storia dell'arte nell'Italia meridionale, Volume 4 (in Italian). Donzelli Editore. p. 101. ISBN 9788879897204. 
  3. ^ a b (Dutch) Henrik van Zomeren mentioned in Adriaen Brouwer Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  4. ^ a b Hendrick van Someren in the RKD
  5. ^ St Jerome which once had a forged signature of Ribera in the RKD