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Caesar van Everdingen

1617-1678 Netherlands/Baroque


Brief Biography-Caesar

Everdingen was born in Alkmaar and became a disciple of Jan van Bronckhorst in Utrecht. His younger brothers, Allart and Jan, were also artists. Jan painted more for pleasure than a profession. One of Caesar’s most noted paintings is Diogenes Seeks a Good Man, now in the Hague Gallery; it has images of Haarlem’s Steyn family within it. He was a painter of history and portraits. Caesar was a member of the Alkmaar Guild of Saint Luke and later joined the Guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem. He spent his later life working in his atelier in Alkmaar. (Old history books state he was born in 1606 and died in 1679.)



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Diogenes Seeks

Diogenes Seeks a True Man

Count Willem

Count Wilem Two

Wearing a Hat

Girl Wearing a Broad-Brimmed Hat

Allegory of Birth

Allegoru of Birth of Fredrik Hendrik

Girl as a Huntress

Portrait of a Girl as a Huntress


Nymphs Offering Young Bacchus Wine and Fruit

Cittern Player

Cittern Player


Lycurgus Demonstrates the Benefits of Education

Two-Year-Old Boy

Portrait of a Two-Year-Old Boy

Four Muses

Four Muses and Pegasus on Parnassus

Rape of Europa

Rape of Europa

Liz van Kessel

Elisabeth van Kessel

Amor Holding Orb

Amor Holding Orb


Bachus and Ariadne

Warming Hands

Young Woman Warming her Hands


Jupiter and Callisto

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Venus Still Life

Venus Still Life

Willem Jacobsz

Willem Jacobsz Baert

Old Civic Guard

Officers and Standard Bearers of Old Civic Guard