Johannes Moreelse

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Johannes Paulus Moreelse
Bornc. 1603
DiedOctober 1634(1634-10-00) (aged 30–31)
Zundert, Netherlands
Known forPainting

Johannes Paulus Moreelse, or Johan Pauwelszon Moreelse (c. 1603 – October 1634), was a Dutch baroque painter belonging to the school of Utrecht Caravaggism during the Dutch Golden Age.


Moreelse was born in Utrecht, Holland. His father, Paulus Moreelse, was at that time a famous portrait painter.[1][2] Little is known about his life. Johan Moreelse studied in Utrecht, in the studio of his father, and then in Rome (1627), where he was appointed into a papal knight order.[1] Moreelse died in his home town during a plague epidemic. His small number of known works were only assigned to him in the 1970s.[2]



  1. ^ a b Fremantle, Katharine (October 1974). "The Identity of Johan Moreelse, Painter". The Burlington Magazine. 116 (859): 618–620. JSTOR 877824.
  2. ^ a b Nicolson, Benedict (October 1974). "Additions to Johan Moreelse". The Burlington Magazine. 116 (859): 618+620–621+623. JSTOR 877825.


  • B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Oxford (1979), 2nd ed., dl. I, pp. 150–151
  • J. A. Spicer [e.a.], cat. tent. Masters of Light. Dutch painters in Utrecht during the Golden Age, Baltimore (The Walkers Art Gallery), San Francisco (Fine Arts Museum), London (The National Gallery) (1997–1998), pp. 385–386

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