Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645 – 10 June 1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver and caricaturist.
Map of Haarlem surrounded by decorative engravings of a cityscape and notable buildings, 1688
The Hague, etching ca. 1700
De Hooghe was born in Amsterdam. He was skilled as an etcher, draughtsman, painter, sculptor and medalist. He is best known for political caricatures of Louis XIV and propagandistic prints supporting William of Orange. During his career, de Hooghe produced over 3500 prints. He also illustrated books, and his illustrations can be found in some of the most important texts of his period. The Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren (1735) was a well known emblem book and sourcebook for classical mythology and its iconography.
According to Houbraken he was particularly good at inventive arrangements of subjects in engravings. He was also a gifted painter and painted large panels for the rooms of the mayor's office in Enkhuizen and a room in the estate of Mattthijs van den Broeck in Dubbeldam. Houbraken disapproved of his dissolute lifestyle however, and felt that despite an enormous talent, as he grew older, he engraved shameful subjects that were a disgrace to the profession.
According to the RKD he became a member of the Confrerie Pictura in 1662 and again in 1683 in the Hague. He was engaged to Maria Lansman of Edam in 1673, and their child was baptized in the Nieuwezijds Kapel in Amsterdam in 1674. He is known for decorative borders on large-scale city maps. His pupils were Filibert Bouttats (1654-after 1731), Filibertus Bouttats (1635–1707), Frans Decker, François Harrewijn, Jacobus Harrewijn, Aernout Naghtegael, Laurens Scherm, and Adriaen Schoonebeek. De Hooghe died in Haarlem.
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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:05:52 -0800
The first great modern graphic satirist was Romeyn de Hooghe, enlisted by William III at the end of the 17th century in his relentless war to the death with Louis XIV. De Hooghe obliged with sprawling cartoons representing the wars against the French ...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:29:16 -0700
Sharp-toothed grinning cats by Barcelona-based pop surrealist Peca gaze with their moon eyes over a beautiful copy of Romeyn de Hooghe's arcane symbolism guide “Heiroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude volkeren” from 1735, while nearby a ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:03:45 -0700
... 11: Bearing Witness to History" exhibit opened at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. 2002 - Switzerland became the 190th member of the United Nations. Birthday celebrants today include (or included)... Romeyn de Hooghe 1645
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:33:06 -0700
“From the Library: The Book Illustrations by Romeyn de Hooghe.” An exhibition highlighting the artist's work, which included etchings, decorative frontispieces and illustrated books. At National Gallery of Art, West Building. Through Jan. 25, 2015 ...
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:26:45 -0800
De meest productieve en veelzijdige prentkunstenaar van de Gouden Eeuw is Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708). Hij was de protégé van koning-stadhouder Willem III, runde een kunsthandel en publiceerde felle politieke kritieken. Zijn turbulente leven zou ...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:26:15 -0800
Mensen uit schilderijen, etsen, tekeningen en oude foto's van onder andere, Rembrandt, Romeyn de Hooghe en Jacob Olie. Door al deze elementen als een puzzel samen te voegen heeft ze haar fantasie tot leven geroepen en laat ze zien hoe de grachten ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:58:50 -0800
Met de tentoonstelling Romeyn de Hooghe. De verbeelding van de late Gouden Eeuw neemt Judith Belinfante volgende week afscheid als directeur erfgoed van de UvA. Belinfante heeft het grootste deel van haar leven in de museumwereld gewerkt.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:45:00 -0800
Mientras crecía el eco de la consigna con la que el mundo solidarizaba con los periodistas de Charlie Hebdo, los policías y el visitante masacrados por el terrorismo islámico -“Je suis Charlie”-, surgían en la conciencia de Occidente las mismas ...
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