Godfried van Schalcken
(1643 - 1706)
Godfried van Schalcken was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. Godfried van Schalcken is known for portrait, figure and genre painting.
Biography Godfried van Schalcken
Godfried Schalcken or Gottfried Schalken (1643 - November 16, 1706), was a Dutch genre and portrait painter. He was noted for his mastery in reproducing the effect of candlelight, and painted in the exquisite and highly polished manner of the Leiden fijnschilders.
Godfried Schalcken was born in 1643 at Dordrecht, and he studied under Samuel van Hoogstraten in Dordrecht before he moved to Leiden, into the studio of Gerard Dou (1613-1675), one of Rembrandt's most famous pupils. His earlier genre pictures very closely resemble Dou's work. He worked in Leiden until c. 1675, then returned to Dordrecht until 1691, after which he settled in The Hague, where he continued to paint until his death, near age 63, in 1706. He also visited England
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