Bloemaert, Abraham

Dutch, (1566-1651)

  • Abraham Bloemaert - Farmhouse with the Prodigal Son
  • Farmhouse with the Prodigal Son

  • (c.1605-10), oil on canvas
  • 17.2 x 21.9 in. (43.5 x 55.6 cm.)
  • Editor’s Note:

    During his lifetime, Bloemaert was extremely productive, and painted and etched historical, mythological and allegorical pictures, as well as landscapes, still life, animal pictures and flower pieces.

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About the Artist

Abraham Bloemaert, Dutch, (1566-1651). Bloemaert was a painter, engraver and draughtsman, as well as a writer and teacher.

Bloemaert excelled more as a colorist than as a draughtsman, and is considered one of Netherlands’ principal painters in the first half of the 17th century.

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