Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh
Hendrik Martensz Sorgh
|Died||June 28, 1670 (aged 60)|
Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh (c. 1610 – buried June 28, 1670) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre works.
Born in Rotterdam, Sorgh became a pupil of David Teniers the Younger and Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech. Sorgh painted mostly interiors with peasants. His kitchen interiors feature elaborate still lifes. He also painted market scenes, portraits, and marine and historical scenes. Sorgh's works include, for example, A Man Writing, Interior with Jacob and Esau, and A Kitchen.
He married Adriaantje Hollaer on 20 February 1633. She became famous in 1947 because of her marriage portrait which had been painted by Rembrandt and was pictured on the Dutch 100-guilder banknote, printed from 1947 - 1950. Through her sister, he was brother-in-law to his friend the painter Crijn Hendricksz Volmarijn. Her portrait by Rembrandt was long considered a pendant companion to a portrait of him, but it is no longer certain since an 18th-century engraving of that portrait held the caption Nicholas Berchem. The engraved portrait of him in Arnold Houbraken's The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters was based on his self-portrait, currently in a private collection.
Marriage portrait of a man with a large black hat by Rembrandt's workshop, formerly thought to be Nicolaes Berchem, Hendrik Sorgh, and Carel Fabricius
There is also a painting by Hendrick Sorgh in the Hunterian Art Gallery ("Interior with Card Players") in Glasgow, Scotland.
- (in Dutch) Hendrik Martensz biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
- Hendrick Martensz. Sorgh in the RKD
- Print of this painting with Berchem as caption by Nicolo Schiavonetti in the RKD
- Self-portrait by Sorgh in the RKD
- Works and literature on Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh
- Vermeer and The Delft School, exhibition catalog fully online as PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh (see index)
- The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer, exhibition catalog fully online as PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh (cat. no. 5)