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Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

Govert Dircksz Camphuysen Painting - Two Peasants With Cows by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

Two Peasants With Cows

 Painting - Dog And A Birch Log by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

Dog And A Birch Log

 Painting - A Peasant Holding A Duck by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

A Peasant Holding A Duck

 Painting - Castle Tre Kronor. Stockholm by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

Castle Tre Kronor. Stockholm

 Painting - After The Hunt by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

After The Hunt

 Painting - A Woman In An Interior Peeling Vegetables by Govert Dircksz Camphuysen

A Woman In An Interior Peeling Vegetables

Govert Dircksz Camphuysen (born at Dokkum in 1624, and died in Amsterdam in 1672) was an animal painter, whose style was influenced by Paulus Potter.

When his father Dirck Rafaelsz Camphuysen died in 1627, his mother moved with the children to Amsterdam. Camphuyzen lived in the Jordaan. In 1643 he painted portraits. He married in 1647 and left the city around 1650, not long after he became a poorter. By that time he was living in Kalverstraat and probably in financial trouble. He portrayed queen Hedvig Eleonora in Stockholm, but Camphuyzen is most famous for his stables, with farmers and farmers' wives.

A painting in the Dulwich Gallery of Peasants with cows before a cottage, with a forged signature of Paulus Potter, is attributed to Camphuysen; in the Rotterdam Museum is a picture of Peasants before an Inn, signed G. Camphuijsen; the Brussels Gallery has an 'Interior of a Farm,' signed with his name and dated 1650; and a painting of 'Peasants and Cattle before an Inn' in the Cassel Gallery is also attributed to him. In the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, are two Interiors of Cow-sheds, both bearing his signature.

Govaert Camphuysen's works are scarce; probably some of them are known as paintings by Paulus Potter; and others are attributed to his father, Dirk Raphaelsz. He was buried on 4 July 1672 from his house on Lastage.

Camphuysen family tree


This article incorporates text from the article "CAMPHUYSEN, Govaert" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.

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