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 Bartholomeus Breenbergh

 

 

Bartholomeus Breenbergh    
 

Bartholomeus Breenbergh (before 13 November 1598 – after 3 October 1657) was a Dutch painter born in Deventer.

Breenbergh established himself in Amsterdam and then in 1619 went to Rome. There he lived and worked with the Flemish painter Frans van de Kasteele and was heavily influenced by another Fleming, the landscape painter Paul Bril. From 1623, however, he came completely under the spell of Italian landscapes by the somewhat older Cornelis van Poelenburgh—indeed, the works of Breenbergh and van Poelenburgh are sometimes very difficult of tell apart. Breenbergh in his turn influenced the French painter Claude Lorrain. Breenbergh was one of the founders of the Bentvueghels, where he was nicknamed "het fret".

In 1633 Breenbergh returned to Amsterdam, where he remained until his death, and where he made paintings and etchings of Italian buildings. There he was influenced by the pre-Rembrandtists such as Pieter Lastman and Nicolaes Moeyaert, but he placed their Biblical and mythological scenes in Italian landscapes.

 


Idealised View with Roman Ruins, Sculptures, and a Port
c. 1650
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

 

 


Coastal Landscape with Balaam and the Ass

 

 


Joseph Selling Wheat to the People
1655
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

 

 


Moses and Aaron Changing the Nile to Blood

 

 


Bendicion episcopal

 

 


Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath
c. 1630

 

 


The Finding of Moses
1639

 

 


Italian landscape with the Aurelian wall.

 

 


Jesus healing a deaf-mute

 

 


Landscape with the Finding of Moses
1622
Hallwylska Museet, Stockholm

 

 


The Preaching of St John the Baptist
1634
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

 


Resurrection
1635

 

 


The Prophet Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

 
 

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