Pieter van Bronckhorst

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Pieter Anthonisz van Bronckhorst or Bronkhorst (1588–1661), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Biography[edit]

Solomon's first judgment (installed on the wall behind the bench) in the Vierschaar, Delft city hall

According to Houbraken he was born at Delft in 1588. He excelled in painting the interiors of churches and temples, which he ornamented with small figures representing historical subjects. In the town-house at Delft he painted two large pictures — one of 'The Interior of the Temple, with Solomon pronouncing his Judgment,'[1] and the other, 'Christ driving the Money-changers out of the Temple.' He was the father of the painter Claes Bronckhorst and died in 1661.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Pieter Bronkhorst biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Pieter van Bronckhorst in the RKD

This article incorporates text from the article "BRONKHORST, Pieter van" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.