Jan Harmenszoon Krul

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Rembrandt's portrait of Krul

Jan Harmenszoon Krul (1601–1646) was a Dutch Catholic playwright.[1] His portrait was painted in 1633 by Rembrandt. Krul founded the Amsterdamsche Musijck Kamer, devoted to the cultivation of music drama.[2]


  • The emblem book Minne-spiegel ter Deughden (Amsterdam, 1639)[3]
  • The Pastoral Music-Play of Juliana and Claudiaen.


  1. ^ Jacob van Eyck Quarterly 2004 / 4
  2. ^ Julie Anne Sadie Companion to Baroque Music 1998 p458
  3. ^ Christopher Brown, Dutch Genre Painting, National Gallery (1976) p.52 "The best known were the Sinnepoppen, Jan van Veen's Adams Appel (Amsterdam, 1642), Jan Hermanszoon Krul's Minne-spiegel ter Deughden (Amsterdam, 1639), Johanes Brune's Emblemata (Amsterdam, 1624) and the emblem books of Jacob Cats."

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