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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in Amsterdamc.1652.

Born 1613, in Haarlem.

Painter.

On 26 July 1640, Ban married Willemyntje Boelen in Amsterdam and became an art dealer. There are two identical seated portraits by him of a young man; one is dated 1650 and is in Amsterdam and the other is dated 1652 and is in a private collection in Haarlem. The Duke of Leicester in Carton, Ireland, also had a portrait of a man by Ban dated 1649....

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam at the end of the 17th century.

Born in Hamburg.

Painter.

Marcus Cortz also appears to have been an art dealer.

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German, 17th century, male.

Painter, engraver.

A publisher and art dealer, he is also known as a painter and engraver who worked in Cologne during the second half of the 17th century.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Died between 1658 and 1661, in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer.

In 1640, Jan Dammeron worked in Amsterdam.

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British, 17th century, male.

Born 1611, in London; died October 1646, in London.

Painter, engraver. Portraits, landscapes.

William Dobson's first master was Robert Peake, a portraitist and art dealer. He was probably also the pupil of Francis Cleyn. During his apprenticeship, he learned to copy Old Masters such as Titian and Van Dyck, which gave him an excellent grounding in colour. Van Dyck noticed one of his paintings and recommended him to the king, Charles I. Dobson was appointed sergeant painter to the king. He accompanied the sovereign to Oxford and painted his portrait, along with those of his sons, the princes, and several prominent personalities. His portraits are excellent reproductions of nature. He also produced history paintings, one of the best being ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1613; died 1664, in Amsterdam.

Painter.

Doeck was also an art dealer.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in Haarlem.

Painter. Landscapes.

Several paintings by Willem Gras were recorded in the inventory of the estate of the Amsterdam painter and art dealer Cornelis Doek.

London, 12 Oct 1983: Figures on a Country Road (oil on panel, 23¼ × 19¼ ins/59 × 49 cm) ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1580 1585, in Antwerp; died 29 August 1666, in Haarlem.

Painter, art dealer. Historical subjects, portraits, group portraits, genre scenes.

Haarlem School.

Frans Hals belonged to one of the founding families of Haarlem. His parents, for reasons that are unknown, went to live in Antwerp for several years, during which time the artist was born. They must have returned to Haarlem before 1600, when their second son, Dirk, was born there. Hals was a pupil of Karel van Mander until no later than 1603. In 1610, Hals married Annetgen Harmensdr and became a member of the painter’s guild of Haarlem. Their son Herman Hals, born in 1611, later became a painter. Annetgen died in 1615. It has been stated that Hals had to answer charges of ill-treatment against his first wife, but it is now known they were in fact brought against his cousin of the same name. On 12 February 1617, he married Lysbeth Reyniers, and a daughter, Sara, was born on 21 February 1617. Other children followed: Frans, between 1617 and 1622; Adiaentgen, on 21 July 1623; Jacobus, on 13 December 1624; Reynier in 1627; Nicolaes, on 25 July 1628; and Maria, on 11 November 1631. Hals was never rich, burdened as he was with having to provide for a large family. It is said that, around 1650, he hoped to generate new income by opening up a teaching studio. Hals was criticised for his behaviour to his pupil Adriaen Brauwer, who purportedly fled Hals’ studio in order to avoid intolerable abuse. On the other hand, biographers of Adriaen van Ostade, another of Hals’ apprentices, make no mention of the master behaving violently towards his pupils....

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1 May 1602, in Antwerp; died 21 October 1653.

Painter, engraver, art dealer.

Recorded in the register of the Antwerp painters' guild as a pupil of Rubens, Jacques Moermans married Maria Schut in 1626 and qualified as master in ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Rouen; died 11 August 1668, in Paris.

Painter, engraver (burin), print dealer. Portraits.

Paris School.

Balthasar Moncornet lived mainly in Paris, in the St-Marcel area, in the Rue des Gobelins. After his death, his wife continued the engraving business and lived in Rue St-Jacques, opposite St-Yves. He was the father of Jean Moncornet, who also continued in his trade. His output was considerable, comprising examples of all genres. His portraits, particularly, reveal confident lines and a characteristic style. See also entry under Thomas Balthazar Moncornet....