Quiringh Gerritsz Brekelenkam
(1622 - 1668)
Quiringh Gerritsz Brekelenkam was active/lived in Netherlands. Quiringh Brekelenkam is known for portrait and figure painting.
Biography Quiringh Gerritsz Brekelenkam
Little is known of Quiringh Gerritsz Brekelenkam's career, which seems to have been for the most part spent in relative poverty.
The first mention of him is by Jacob Weyerman (De Levens-beschryvingen der Nederlandsche Konstschilders en Konst-schilderessen, 2, The Hague, 1729), which related that 'Jan Steen opened up an inn or rather a little pub ... He had plenty of business but his customers seldom paid up promptly, as most were penniless painters. Frans van Mieris, Ary de Vois, Quiring Breekelekamp [sic] and Jan Lievens were his daily customers and came at all hours of the day and night...'
Similarly, an unknown author reviewing Gerard Hoet's 1752 Catalogues of naamlyst van schilderyen (quoted by Lasius,
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