Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck
(1600/03 - 1662)
Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck was active/lived in Holland. Johannes Verspronck is known for Golden Age portrait painting.
Biography Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck
Johannes Cornelisz. Verspronck (between 1600 and 1603, Haarlem - buried June 30, 1662, Haarlem) was a gifted Dutch Golden Age portraitist.
He was the son of the painter Cornelis Engelsz from Gouda, who taught him to paint portraits. In 1632 he became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke and started a successful career as a portraitist of mostly Catholic sitters in Haarlem. He may have been a Frans Hals pupil, and was strongly influenced by him, especially in his natural expressions and relaxed poses.
He is best known for his exactness in painting details such as jewelry and lace, which made him quite popular with female sitters. Most notably, he won a lucrative commission in 1642 for a group portrait of the regentesses (
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