Thomas Hendrick Keyser
(1596 - 1667)
Thomas Hendrick Keyser was active/lived in Holland, Netherlands. Thomas Keyser is known for portrait and figure painting.
Biography Thomas Hendrick Keyser
Thomas de Keyser (1596-1667)
He started his career in the second half of the 1620s and
quickly developed into one of Amsterdam's most innovative portrait
specialists. He created his own specialty, painting small-scale
portraits and showing his sitters full-length. De Keyser's long career
lasted until the early 1660s.
A portrait by De Keyser, dated 1636, entered
the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 1987 (inv. E1-1987),
shows Frederick Van Velthuysen with his first wife Josina van Schonevelt, whom he
married in 1632 (and who died in 1637). Van Velthuysen married his
second wife, Johanna van Straten, in 1647 and in 1651 she bore him a son, named Dirck. Frederick died in 1658 and when De Keyser wa
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