Govert Teunisz Flinck

1615-1660 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Govert Teunisz Flinck, portraitist, genre and historical painter, was born in Cleves in 1615. His father who was a silk merchant tried to keep Govert in his profession unsuccessfully. He studied art under Lambert Jacobs alongside Adriaensz Backer in Leeuwarden before going to Amsterdam where entered the atelier of Rembrandt in 1633. He was strongly influenced by the style of his master and many of his works were comparable if not equal to Rembrandt’s.
He became a successful artist by 1636 painting nobility and historical subjects. Flinck had no financial difficulties and was a burgher of Amsterdam, when his first wife Ingertje died he married for a second time to heiress Sofia van der Houven in 1652.
After the death of Rembrandt, he leaned more to the Italian style being taken up by Flemish artists and became impressed by the Italian masters. He received many prestigious commissions in Amsterdam, most notably for the chambers of the Townhall. His last work was a historical composition of the artillery company at Amsterdam, however he sadly died before it was finished.

 

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angels announcing
the birth of christ

angels announcing the birth of christ to the shepherds

bearded man with
a velvet cap

bearded man with a velvet cap

curius dentatus
preferring turnips

curius dentatus preferring turnips to gold

four governors of the
arquebusiers guard

four governors of the arquebusiers civic guard

hope comes to
amalia van solms

hope comes to amalia van solms at the tomb of frederik hendrik

isaac blessing
jacob

isaac blessing jacob


landscape

landscape

landscape with
obelisk

landscape with obelisk


margaretha tulp

margaretha tulp

parable of the
hidden treasure

parable of the hidden treasure

portrait of gerard
pietersz hulft

portrait of gerard pietersz hulft

rembrandt as
shepherd with staff

rembrandt as shepherd with staff and flute

the company of
captain albert bas

the company of captain albert bas and lieutenant lucas conijn

tronie of a young
woman

tronie of a young woman

young woman as
a shepherdess

young woman as a shepherdess