Nicolaes Willingh

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Nicolaes Willingh (1640, The Hague – 1678, Berlin), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


Signature of Nicolaes Willingh

According to Houbraken he was the teacher of Robbert Duval and Augustinus Terwesten.[1] According to Jan van Gool, who was curious about Houbraken's "teacher of Robbert Duval and Augustinus Terwesten", he was born in the Hague and made a name for himself working for the "Grave van Hoorn" (Count of Hoorn).[2] He died in Berlin in 1689.[2]

According to the RKD he was the brother-in-law of Anthony de Haen, father of Pieter Willingh, and member of the Confrerie Pictura in the Hague.[3] He became court painter to Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg in 1667, and his pupils were Robbert Duval, Louis Michiel, and Augustinus Terwesten I.[3] He is known for landscapes and historical allegories.[3]



  1. ^ (in Dutch) Nicolaes Willingh as "Wielin" in Augustyn Terwesten Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b (in Dutch) Nikolaes Wieling in Jan van Gool's Nieuwe Schouburg, 1750, courtesy of the
  3. ^ a b c Nicolaes Willingh in the RKD