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Cornelis Pietersz Bega

 (1631/32 - 1664)
Cornelis Pietersz Bega was active/lived in Holland.  Cornelis Bega is known for common folk figure and genre painting, drawing, monotypes.

Biography   Cornelis Pietersz Bega


Cornelis Bega was born into prosperous circumstances. His mother, Maria Cornelis, inherited half the estate (gold, silver, paintings, drawings and prints) and all of the red chalk drawings of her father, Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, a renowned Mannerist artist. Bega's father was Pieter Jansz Begijn (d 1648), a gold and silversmith.

Like other family members, Bega was probably Catholic. Houbraken's claim that Bega studied with Adriaen van Ostade is likely to be correct; this was probably before 24 April 1653, when Bega joined Vincent Laurentsz. van der Vinne in Frankfurt for a journey through Germany, Switzerland and France. Bega had returned to Haarlem by 1 September 1654, at which time he joined the Guild of St Luke; he was alre   ...  Displaying 750 of 4217 characters.

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