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Hendrick Terbrugghen




 


Hendrick Terbrugghen

(b. 1588, Deventer, d. 1629, Utrecht)

Dutch painter, one of the earliest and finest exponents of Caravaggism in northern Europe. Born into a Catholic family, he grew up in Utrecht, studied there with Bloemaert, then spent about a decade in Rome (c. 1604-1614). On his return to the Netherlands he became with Honthorst the leader of Caravaggism associated with the Utrecht school. A second journey to Italy (c. 1620) has been postulated, as his later works are generally more thoroughly Caravaggesque than his earlier ones.

Terbrugghen was chiefly a religious painter, but he also produced some remarkable genre works, notably a pair of Flute Players (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kassel, 1621), which in their subtle tonality - with dark figures placed against a light background - anticipated by a generation the achievement of painters of the Delft school such as Fabritius and Vermeer.

Although he was praised by Rubens, who visited Utrecht in 1627, Terbrugghen was neglected by 18th- and 19th-century collectors and historians. The rediscovery of his sensitive and poetic paintings has been part of the reappraisal of Caravaggesque art during the 20th century.


 


Boy Playing a Recorder

1621
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Kassel


 

 


The Deliverance of St Peter

Oil on canvas
Mauritshuis, The Hague


 


The Adoration of the Magi

Oil on canvas
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


 

Boy Playing a Fife

1621
Oil on canvas, 71 x 56 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel


 

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

c. 1604
Oil on canvas, 108,8 x 136,5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


 

The Calling of St Matthew

1621
Oil on canvas, 102 x 137 cm
Centraal Museum, Utrecht


 

The Calling of St Matthew

c. 1616
Oil on canvas, 106 x 128 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


 

The Supper

Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

Bagpipe Player

1624
Oil on canvas, 101 x 83 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

 

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