• NameCornelis Jonson van Ceulen
  • Activity/Titlepainter
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesstavningsvariant: Cornelis Janson van Ceulen
    namnvariant: Cornelius Johnson
    namnvariant: Cornelis
  • Nationality/DatesBritish, born 1593, dead 1661
  • PlacesPlace of birth: London, Storbritannien
    Place of death: Utrecht, Nederländerna
    Place of activity: Middelburg, Nederländerna
    Place of activity: Amsterdam, Nederländerna
    Place of activity: Utrecht, Nederländerna
    Place of activity: London, Storbritannien
BiographyPorträttmålare, elev till Marcus Geeraert. Familjen kom ursprungligen från Köln men flyttade via Antwerpen till London. Döpt den 14 oktober 1593 i Dutch Church, London. Begravd den 5 augusti 1661.

RKD: Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (I), London 1593 - 1661 Utrecht
AKL: Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (1593), London 1593 - 1661/1662 Utrecht/Amsterdam
ThB: Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen (1), London 1593 - 1661/1662 Utrecht/Amsterdam
GroveArt: Cornelius Johnson [or Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen], London 1593 – 1661
ULAN: Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen, English painter, 1593-1661
Dutch and Flemish Paintings II: Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, London 1593 – 1661/1662 Amsterdam/Utrecht

Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen was baptized in
London in 1593. His family were originally
from Cologne, but moved via Antwerp to London.
As a young man, from 1618 to 1643, Van
Ceulen was active in England as a portraitist.
There he received numerous commissions
from the English aristocracy and, alongside
Lely and Kneller, became the most popular
portrait painter of the Stuart era. In 1643 his
name appears in the records of the painters’
guild in Middelburg; somewhat later, in 1646,
in corresponding documents in Amsterdam;
and the following year in The Hague. He was
probably a pupil of Marcus Geeraert for a time,
and produced numerous portraits, including
miniatures, with a pronounced realism in their
rendering of clothing, facial features, skin and
other elements. In his later works we usually
find a greenish blue background, with a few
grey tinges and brown shadows.
Antoine Charles Parmentier
Elisabeth Vivien, gift Parmentier