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Gerard van Honthorst

1592 - 1656

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Gerard van Honthorst (Dutch: Gerrit van Honthorst; 4 November 1592 – 27 April 1656) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who became known for his depiction of artificially lit scenes, eventually receiving the nickname Gherardo delle Notti ("Gerard of the Nights"). Early in his career he visited Rome, where he had great success painting in a style influenced by Caravaggio. Following his return to the Netherlands he became a leading portrait painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard van Honthorst has received more than 265,238 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Gerard van Honthorst is the 213th most popular painter (down from 209th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 75th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Dutch Painter.

Gerard van Honthorst is most famous for his painting, "The Concert," which was created in 1623. The painting depicts a group of people listening to music, and the viewer's attention is drawn to the woman in the center who is playing the harpsichord.

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Among painters, Gerard van Honthorst ranks 213 out of 1,421Before him are Carel Fabritius, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Pinturicchio, Joaquín Sorolla, and Lorenzo di Credi. After him are H. R. Giger, Joshua Reynolds, Sonia Delaunay, Andrea Pozzo, George Grosz, and Aristide Maillol.

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Among people born in 1592, Gerard van Honthorst ranks 6Before him are John Amos Comenius, Shah Jahan, Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, and Wilhelm Schickard. After him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Jacques Callot, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, and Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1656, Gerard van Honthorst ranks 2Before him is John IV of Portugal. After him are Jan van Goyen, John George I, Elector of Saxony, James Ussher, Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, Francisco Herrera the Elder, Ottavio Piccolomini, Thomas Fincke, Andrea Falconieri, Dirck Hals, and Christian II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerard van Honthorst ranks 77 out of 1,427Before him are William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Hugo de Vries (1848), Carel Fabritius (1622), and Jan Oort (1900). After him are Sophia of Hanover (1630), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Bernard Haitink (1929), and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Gerard van Honthorst ranks 15Before him are Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Theo van Gogh (1857), Dieric Bouts (1415), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), and Carel Fabritius (1622). After him are Judith Leyster (1609), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Gerard David (1450), Willem de Kooning (1904), Kees van Dongen (1877), and Jan van Goyen (1596).