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Herman Saftleven

Herman Saftleven Painting - View On The Rhine by Herman Saftleven

View On The Rhine

Herman Saftleven Painting - View Of The Rhine River Near Reineck by Herman Saftleven

View Of The Rhine River Near Reineck

Herman Saftleven Painting - View Of A River With Boat Moorings by Herman Saftleven

View Of A River With Boat Moorings

Barn Interior

Hunter Sleeping on a Hillside

Interior of a Peasant Hut

Mountainous Landscape

Mediterranean Coastal Scene

An Extensive Rhenish River Landscape

Rhineland Fantasy View

Rhenish River Landscape Capriccio

Landscape with Shepherds Playing Music

Christ Teaching from Saint Peter's Boat

Erbach im Odenwald, Rheingau view with Taunus mountains


Mountainous Landscape with Figures

Flowering Cactus

The forest of Doorwerth

Herman Saftleven the Younger (1609 - 5 January 1685 (buried)), was a Dutch painter of the Baroque period.


Born in Rotterdam, Saftleven lived most of his life (1632–1685) in Utrecht. His brothers, Cornelis Saftleven (1607–1681) and Abraham Saftleven were both painters. The former was even better known as a painter, specializing in genre scenes, while Herman was known for his landscapes of river scenes as well as of persons traveling through woods. His father, Herman Saftleven I was a painter in Rotterdam, who died by 1627. One of Herman II’s daughters, Sara Saftleven, born in Utrecht after 1633, also became a painter of flowers in watercolors. She married Jacob Adriaensz Broers in 1671.

Herman became the dean of the Guild of St Luke in Utrecht. After a storm had destroyed most of the town in the 1670s, he sold the city a series drawings he had made of Utrecht churches before they were destroyed. In the 1680s, he was commissioned by the amateur botanist and horticulturalist Agnes Block, to draw flowers and plants at her country estate near Utrecht. He died in Utrecht.


Web gallery of Art. Grove encyclopedia abstract.

(Dutch) Herman Zachtleven biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

External links

Vermeer and The Delft School, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Herman Saftleven

Artist, Netherlands


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