Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet (1611/12-1675). Nephew and student of painter Willem Willemsz van Vliet (below). Also student of Michiel van Mierevelt. Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet (1611/12-1675). Willem Willemsz van Vliet (below). Also student of Michiel van Mierevelt.

Hendrick entered the Guild in 1632, later specializing in painting portraits, history and perspective views, notably of church interiors. He lived in an alley on Kromstraat in 1633; opposite the Bagijnhof on Oude Delft (probably at) number 202, in 1639 and 1645. In 1653 and 1675 he lived on the east side of Oude Delft.

One of his students was a "jonkheer" from The Hague, esquire De la Fée who was expelled from the studio in 1646 for his aggressive and unruly behaviour.

In 1658 he painted a view of the new Admiral Tromp funerary monument in the Oude Kerk (Old Church), commissioned by Tromps's widow. Van Vliet died in poverty; his widow was still living on Oude Delft opposite the Bagijnhof in 1689.

Image above: Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet, Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft. coll. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.


Not shown for copyright reasons: Portrait of the Van der Dussen family, 1640, Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, 159x209.

Below: H. van Vliet, Interior of Church, Panel 33.7 x 25.5 cm. Collection Galerie Sanct Lucas, Wien (2002).


Notes: GA Delft, Notary G. de Graeff, NAD***, 24-4-1633 ; 1890: Bredius (1882-1883) 284-287. Hofstede de Groot Quellenstudien 1897, p. 355. RKD, Bredius archive, artist folder cites many docs, including one from 1672 in which his son W, van Vliet is mentioned as surgeon. Soutendam, Necrologium, p. 11 and 14. Montias AA 1982 p. 172-174. Michiel Plomp, 'Het portret van de familie Van der Dussen' in Delfia Batavorum, Achtste jaarboek 1998, Delft 1999, p. 29-35. Perspective Views in Liedtke 2000, p. 72. See also Van Bleijswijck.


Above: Perspective box view of a church by an unknown painter in the circle of H. van Vliet.


To the right a detail of a painting which shows the brand new grave monument of Admiral Tromp. The painting may well have been ordered by Cornelia Teding van Berkhout (1614-1680), Tromp's widow.

This page forms part of a large encyclopedic site on Delft. Research by Drs. Kees Kaldenbach (email). A full presentation is on view at johannesvermeer.info.

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