Andries Both

c. 1612-1641 Holland/Italy Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Andries Both from Utrecht was the older brother of Jan Both, who was also a successful artist. The two of them studied under Abraham Bloemaert. They spent time in Italy where they were founder members of the Bamboccianti group of genre artists from northern Europe. They were also members of the Bentvueghels group in Italy.
It is said that Andries was drowned in a canal in Venice on his way home from a night out, however according to an account by the Rev. M. Pilkington it was Jan who drowned in Venice and Andries returned to Utrecht. He states the first account was by Sandrart and the latter was agreed by other writers of the time.

 

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card playing and
carousing peasants

card playing and carousing peasants in a vaulted cellar

hunting lice by
candlelight

hunting lice by candlelight

peasant
family

peasant family

scene
in a brothel

scene in a brothel by Andries Both

the
fortune teller

the fortune teller

the tooth
drawer

the tooth drawer

travellers
by a well

travellers by a well

the poor painter in
his studio engraving

the poor painter in his studio engraving

a portrait of
andries both

a portrait of andries both