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Paul Somer

 (1576 - 1621)
Paul Somer was active/lived in England, Belgium.  Paul Somer is known for royal court figure and genre painting.

Biography   Paul Somer


Paul Van Somer received his initial training in Antwerp.  He was perhaps a pupil of the obscure Flemish painter Philip Lisaert (fl 1530-88), the master of Paul's elder brother Bernaert van Somer (b Antwerp, before 1575; d Amsterdam, 1612), as the subject-matter of the two brothers has strong similarities. Bernaert was active as a painter, printmaker and art dealer.

Van Mander noted van Somer's presence in Amsterdam in 1604 and described him as a good painter. He travelled extensively during the following decade and is recorded in Leiden in 1612-14, The Hague in 1615 and in Brussels in 1616. Some of his works during this period seem to hav   ...  Displaying 750 of 3072 characters.

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Portrait of James I, bust-length, in white costume with a black plumed hat
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