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.

Biography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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