digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Romeyn de Hooghe

Romeyn de Hooghe (bapt. 10 September 1645 – 10 June 1708) was an important and prolific late Dutch Baroque, painter, sculptor, engraver and caricaturist.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1]

According to the RKD he became a member of the Confrerie Pictura in 1662 and again in 1683 in the Hague.[2] He was engaged to Maria Lansman of Edam in 1673, and their child was baptized in the Nieuwezijds Kapel in Amsterdam in 1674.[2] 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.[2] De Hooghe died in Haarlem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Romeyn de Hooghe Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c Romeyn de Hooghe in the Netherlands Institute for Art History

External links[edit]



Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeyn_de_Hooghe — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
6 videos found

Dutch Baroque Gardens

"Dutch Baroque Gardens for Josh" Merry Christmas !!! With love, your friend, Amalia joshje777 http://www.youtube.com/user/joshje777 Dutch Baroque Gardens 171...

Talent Night - Out Of The Box @ Icoon theater Amersfoort 2011

Out of the Box, jongeren festival - Talent Night met: Cynthia van Maanen - Prisma College, Boudewijn Jansen - Vathorst College, Eline Lucas, Rianne Offereins...

Gipfeltreffen 2010

Ieder jaar neemt Reisburo Actueel een aantal kopstukken uit de reisbranche mee naar het Gipfeltreffen. Dit jaar vond het Gipfeltreffen plaats in Bad Ischl, O...

Kwame Ture Black History Part 3 of 3

Excerpt of an Alternative Radio (AR) broadcast. I don't own the audio or images so please go to www.alternative radio.org for more details and food for thought.

lp feyenoord deel 2

voor de echte liefhebber van Feyenoord.

Hans de Bruin op de Faammuur.wmv

6 videos found

1 news items

 
Hyperallergic
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 ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Romeyn de Hooghe

You can talk about Romeyn de Hooghe with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!