Godfried Schalcken

1643-1706 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Godfried Schalcken, a fine painter, or Fijnschilder, was born in Made, South Holland, in 1643. He grew up in Dordrecht and spent time between there and Leiden. He was art first a disciple first of Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, followed by Gerard Dou, who greatly influenced him. Schalcken was primarily a portraitist famed for his tenebrist candlelight scenes. He spent six years in England, where he painted William III before settling in the Hague, where he remained. Schalcken was a highly successful painter throughout his career.

 

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Preciosa
Recognised

Preciosa Recognised

Art by
Candlelight

Art by Candlelight

Moral
Lesson

A Useless Moral Lesson

Cephalus and
Procris

Cephalus and Procris

A Boy Playing
Rommelpot

A Boy Playing Rommelpot

Gentleman
Offering

Gentleman Offering a Lady a Ring in a Candlelit Bedroom

Lovers Lit
by a Candle

Lovers Lit by a Candle

Man with Burning
Candle

Man with Burning Candle

Matthijs Pompe
van Slingelandt

Matthijs Pompe van Slingelandt

Francoise
van Diemen

Francoise van Diemen

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Portrait of a
Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Penitent Mary
Magdalene

Penitent Mary Magdalene

A
Candle

A Candle

The Medical
Examination

The Medical Examination

Boy Holding
a Torch

Boy Holding a Torch

Salome
with the Head

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

Girl Eating
an Apple

Girl Eating an Apple

Allegory
of Fortune

Allegory of Fortune