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Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde

 (1638 - 1698)
Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde was active/lived in Holland, Netherlands.  Gerrit Berckheyde is known for landscape, rural landscape, figure and genre paintings.

Biography   Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde


Gerrit Berckheyde was both born and buried in Haarlem, and although he painted views of other cities, such as Amsterdam and The Hague, it is for his views of Haarlem that he is most celebrated. While there is little biographical detail prior to his joining the Guild of Saint Luke in 1660, he did travel in the 1650s with his brother, Job, up the Rhine through Cleve, Cologne and Bonn, to Mainz, Mannheim and as far as Heidelberg.

From the early 1660s, Berckheyde began painting views of the landmark civic and religious buildings within Haarlem's historic core as well as the imposing walls, bulwarks and gates that defined the city's edge, fueled by local pride in Haarlem's heritage and its physical character. At a time when Dutch society   ...  Displaying 750 of 2611 characters.

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A view of Haarlem from the northwest corner with the Kruispoort and St. Bavo's Cathedral beyond
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The Grote Markt, Haarlem, looking west, with St. Bavo's and the fish market, the Town Hall beyond
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The Plaats with the Buitenhof and the Gevangenpoort, The Hague, with an elegant hawking party
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