11 Works, Today, January 25th. is artist Govert Teuniszoon Flinck’s day, his story, illustrated #025

Govert Flinck (Kleve, 1615 – 1660, Amsterdam)
Detail; Civic guardsmen of the company of captain Joan Huydecoper and lieutenant Frans van Waveren, c. 1648
265 x 513 cm
Oil on canvas
Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

Govert (or Govaert) Teuniszoon Flinck (25 January 1615–2 February 1660) was a Dutch painter of the Dutch Golden Age.

Born at Kleve, capital of the Duchy of Cleves, which was occupied at the time by the United Provinces, he was apprenticed by his father to a silk mercer, but having secretly acquired a passion for etching and drawing, was sent to Leeuwarden, where he boarded in the house of Lambert Jacobszoon, a Mennonite, a radical reform movement of the 16th-century Reformation…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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