Abraham van Blijenberch

Netherlandish (active 1612 - 1622)
Abraham van Blijenberch William Drummond of Hawthornden, 1585 - 1649. Poet 1612

Biography

Nationality Netherlandish

The Netherlandish painter Abraham van Blijenberch worked in London from 1617 until 1622, when he moved to Antwerp. He enjoyed patronage at the highest level; Prince Charles sat to him, as did several of the leading members of the Jacobean court. He also painted Ben Jonson, the poet, playwright and friend of William Drummond of Hawthornden. He is known to have worked on tapestry designs for the royal factory at Mortlake.

Exhibitions

Ended
Looking Good | The Male Gaze From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud
  • Ended Sun 1 Oct 2017
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Reformation to Revolution
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