Godfried Schalcken

1643 - 1706
Godfried Cornelisz. Schalcken was born in Made, near Dordrecht. He was taught by Hoogstraten and Dou. Starting as a genre painter, he followed Dou's style of 'fine' (highly finished) painting.

From 1675 he painted more elegant allegorical subjects and scenes based on ancient literature. He is known for his scenes by candlelight. Towards the end of his life he worked in The Hague and London. He was also in Düsseldorf as court painter to the Elector Palatine.

Related paintings

A Man Offering Gold and Coins to a Girl
Godfried Schalcken
about 1665-70
A Man Offering Gold and Coins to a Girl
A Woman singing and a Man with a Cittern
Godfried Schalcken
about 1665-70
A Woman singing and a Man with a Cittern
Allegory of Virtue and Riches
Godfried Schalcken
about 1667
Allegory of Virtue and Riches
An Old Woman scouring a Pot
Godfried Schalcken
1660s
An Old Woman scouring a Pot
 
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