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Seghers, Hercules, Herkules or Harcules Pietersz. or Segers, Seegers, Zegerslocked

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1590, in Haarlem, c. 1625 according to Bryan's Dictionary (erroneously); died c. 1638, in Amsterdam, in 1679 according to some sources.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, art dealer. Religious subjects, scenes with figures, landscapes with figures, landscapes, waterscapes.

Hercules Seghers was probably a pupil of Gilles Coninxloo for a period of months before the latter's death in 1607, when Seghers acquired a number of drawings and prints at the sale of the contents of Coninxloo's studio. He was a member of the guild of Haarlem in 1612 and made an arranged marriage to Anneken van den Brugghen (then aged 40) in 1614. He established himself on the Lindengracht in 1619 and was resident in Amsterdam in 1629, Utrecht in 1631 and The Hague in 1633. Acording to some historians, he travelled to Italy, Dalmatia and Montenegro....

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