Pieter Hermansz Verelst

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An Italian street scene with Bamboccianti playing cards and a quack preparing concoctions.

Pieter Harmensz Verelst (c. 1618, Dordrecht - c. 1678 in Dordrecht or Hulst) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Three of his sons, Simon, Herman, and Johannes Verelst, also became painters.


According to the RKD, Pieter Verelst was a pupil of Gerard Dou and Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp.[1] In 1638, he became a member of the Dordrecht Guild of St. Luke. In 1656, he was one of the founders of the Confrerie Pictura.[1] His pupils were Hermanus van Grevenbroeck, Anthony de Haen, Otto Hoynck, Hendrik Mony, Gabriel Siebrick and his sons Herman, Johannes and Simon Pietersz Verelst.[1]

He is known mostly for genre paintings of Dutch and Italian village life.[1] He moved in the 1670s to Hulst where he became a brewer.[1]

Pieter Hermansz Verelst 1618–1688
Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644–1710 Herman Verelst 1641–1690 Johannes Verelst 1648–1734
Maria Verelst 1680-1744 Cornelis Verelst 1667–1734
William Verelst 1704-1752