Christiaen van Couwenbergh [1]

Nationality : Dutch Golden Age painter, 1604-1667

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  • Title : The Capture of Samson
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Oil Painting ID: 52158


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  • Title : The Prodigal Son
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Oil Painting ID: 52159


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  • Title : Venus and Adonis
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Oil Painting ID: 52160


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  • Title : Woman with a Basket of Fruit
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Oil Painting ID: 52161


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Christiaen van Couwenbergh
Christiaen van Couwenbergh, (8 July 1604 - 4 July 1667) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Couwenbergh was born in Delft. His father Gillis was a silversmith, engraver, and art dealer from Mechelen. Gillis had moved to Delft before 1604 where he married Adriaantje Vosmaer, the sister of the flower painter Jacob Vosmaer. Christiaen learned to paint from Johan van Nes, and then entered the Guild of St. Luke in Delft in 1627. He then travelled back and forth to Italy. After his return, he specialized in large historical allegories as wall decorations, often with life-sized nudes. He not only painted, but also produced drawings and designs for tapestries. His patrons were Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, among other royal admirers, for wall decorations at Huis ter Nieuwburg, Huis ten Bosch and Huis Honselaarsdijk. Princess Christina of Sweden purchased a series of tapestries designed by him. He later moved to Cologne, where he died.

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