Joachim von Sandrart
1606-1683 (according to Rev M. Pilkington 1701-1784) Germany-Baroque
Brief Biography-Joachim von Sandrart was a renowned painter, engraver and most importantly an art historian. He was a disciple of Gerard Honthorst, a painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Honthorst was so impressed by Sandrart he took him to London to assist him with commissions for the King of England. When Honthorst returned to Utrecht, Sandrart was retained in the service of the King. With his access to the Royal collection he was able to study great masters such as Titian, Correggio, Veronese and Van Dyck.
When he left England, he went to Italy where he extended his education visiting Venice, Naples and Rome. In Rome, he was commissioned by Cardinal Barberini to do portraits for Pope Urban VIII and works for the King of Spain. From here his career took off. He travelled most of Europe gaining commissions wherever he went.
Whilst his paintings are held in the highest esteem, these days he is most noted for his writing of his treatise 'German Academy of the Noble Arts of Architecture, Sculpture and Painting' or 'Lives of the Most Famous Painters'
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