Quiringh van Brekelenkam was probably trained in Leiden, probably under Gerard Dou (1613–75). He was one of the founders of the Guild of St Luke there in 1648. He continued to be active as a painter, paying his guild fees until 1667. His last known painting, a portrait, is dated 1669.
Brekelenkam’s genre scenes share their subject matter with the Leiden fijnschilders or ‘fine painters’, of whom the most famous is Gerard Dou. His pictures are however more ‘painterly’, without their careful finish. They also refrain from explicit symbolism, and do not idealise their subjects.
In the 1660s Brekelenkam moved up the social scale by beginning to paint images of society ladies receiving letters or at their toilette. Some of these show knowledge of the work of Gerard ter Borch II (1617–81). More on Quiringh van Brekelenkam
Please visit my other blogs: Art Collector, Mythology, Marine Art, Portrait of a Lady, The Orientalist, Art of the Nude and The Canals of Venice, Middle East Artists, 365 Saints and 365 Days, also visit my Boards on Pinterest
Images are copyright of their respective owners, assignees or others. Some Images may be subject to copyright
I don’t own any of these images – credit is always given when due unless it is unknown to me. if I post your images without your permission, please tell me.
I do not sell art, art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.
If you enjoyed this post, please share with friends and family.
Thank you for visiting my blog and also for liking its posts and pages.
Please note that the content of this post primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.