By Jay Richard Judson
Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), identified this day essentially for his candlelight scenes, was once additionally well-known throughout the 17th century for his mythological and ancient work, and used to be a favourite of the courts 1 in England, Denmark and the Netherlands. it really is my goal right here to check his oeuvre with a purpose to ascertain his contribution to the improve ment of Dutch portray at the moment. In discussing Honthorst, i've got selected basically these work that are autograph to prevent basing conclusions upon works of questionable attri bution. the matter work which i've got made up our minds to be from his hand should be taken care of within the Catalogue Raisonne. i've got handled Honthorst's portraiture basically in as far as it of value for brand new traits in Dutch portray. the elemental fabric referring to Honthorst was once first released by way of professional fessor G. J. Hoogewerff in 3 articles for Onze Kunst in 1917. during this sequence of articles Professor Hoogewerff demonstrated a chronology of Hont horst's Italian works and gave a few indication of his stylistic improvement.
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