Anthonie Van Blocklandt
(1533/34 - 1583)
Anthonie Van Blocklandt was active/lived in Holland. Anthonie Blocklandt is known for religious figure and mythology painting.
Biography Anthonie Van Blocklandt
Anthonie Blocklandt van Montfoort, Anthonie van Blocklandt or Anthonie van Montfoort was a Dutch painter. His father was a mayor of Montfoort. Anthonie went to learn under Hendrick Sweersz in Delft and Frans Floris in Antwerp. In 1552 he returned to Montfoort, where he married the daughter of the then mayor.
Blocklandt then settled in Delft, where he produced paintings for the Oude Kerk and the Nieuwe Kerk, later lost to the beeldenstorm. Also he painted a work for the Janskerk (Gouda) called De onthoofding van Saint-Jacob, now in the museum there.
In 1572, Blocklandt made a trip to Italy, after which he settled for good in Utrecht, joining a guild there in 1577. In 1579, he painted his best known work, the triptych* Displaying 750 of 1458 characters.