Helmont

Mattheus VAN HELMONT - 1623 - 1679
Group of Drinking Men by a Table at an Inn
Flemish School

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Mono type

25.7 X 36.2 cm

Watermark :

Euro :

Hunting Horn in a Crest

3000,-

 


Mattheus van Helmont, born in Antwerp in 1623, was a a genre painter. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1645. He left for Brussels where in 1674 he is recorded in the local guild of painters. He collaborated with Jacques d’Arthois, painting figures in the latter’s landscapes. Mattheus van Helmont was greatly influenced by David Ryckaert III and David Teniers II while his works are often mistaken for G. van Tilborgh. Two of his sons, Jan and Gaspard became portrait painters. Mattheus van Helmont died in Brussels after 1679.

The attribution has been made by Prof. Jan de Maere on March 4th, 2005 upong having inspected the original drawing.


 

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