Willem van Honthorst

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Willem van Honthorst (1594–1666), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


He was born in Utrecht as the younger brother of Gerard van Honthorst, whose father Herman taught them to paint along with Abraham Bloemaert.[1] Like his brother, he is known as a follower of Caravaggio and became a respected portrait painter.[1] He was court painter in Berlin to Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau during the years 1647-1664.[1] He died in Utrecht.