Gerrit van Honthorst
Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656) was a Dutch painter who used extremes of light and shade, influenced by Caravaggio; with Terbrugghen he formed the Utrecht school.
Around 1610-12 he was in Rome, studying Caravaggio. Later he visited England, painting Charles I (1628) (National Portrait Gallery, London), and became court painter in The Hague.
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Gerrit van Honthorst was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
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