Dutch emigrants in the 19e centuryJannetje Slabbekoorn, Jannetje is my great-grandmother and is wearing the traditional Zuid-Beveland costume, with the distinctive large, stiffly starched hat, including large gold square kissers worn at the temples.My grandfather Cornelis KloostermanThe yacht of the Chamber of Rotterdam(1790) for the Dutch East India Company salutes an East-Indiaman and a Dutch man-of-war on the roadstead of Hellevoetsluis.Cornelis (Cees) KloostermanOrigin of the Kloosterman nameHolland or Netherlands?Image Map

View of Dordrecht, Adam Willaerts

View of Dordrecht, Adam Willaerts 2014-04-07T13:37:38+00:00
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View of Dordrecht from the mouth of the Noord, 1629.
Adam Willaerts, *1596 – †1656

Adam Willaerts (21 July 1577 – 4 April 1664) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. 

Willaerts (occasionally Willarts, Willers) was born in London to Flemish parents who had fled from Antwerp for religious reasons. By 1585 the family lived in Leiden. From 1597 until his death, Adam lived and died in Utrecht, where he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1611, and subsequently rose to dean in 1620. His sons Cornelis, Abraham, and Isaac followed in his footsteps.
He was known as a painter of river and canal pieces, coastal landscapes, fish-markets, processions, and genre scenes. He also painted villages and marine battle scenes.

View on Dordrecht from the mouth of the Noord. Oil on canvas,*181 x 669.2 cm, *signed b.c.: A.Willarts fe 1629

Video (Dutch spoken text) of the hanging of the painting in the Dordrechts Museum after te renovation of the museum.The Dordrechts Museum is an art museum in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 1842 and has a collection of artists of the last 400 years.

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