Cornelis Beelt: 5 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Cornelis Beelt (born 1602/1612 – died 1664/1702), was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter.

According to the RKD even though older sources affirmation he was born in Rotterdam in 1640, this is impossible because he was engaged to be married in Haarlem 30 March 1630. This places the year of his birth amongst 1602 and 1612. It is shadowy in what year he became a aficionada of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke, but he is listed in 1661 as one of the 51 better-known painters of the sum of 72 painters who paid their 7 stuivers that year. He is known for signed landscapes amongst 1651 and 1664. He is listed in Vincent van der Vinne’s list of guild members that he knew and his pronounce was marked in the same way as a “d” for dead in the past 1702 as “cor: beelt”. He was a follower of Willem Gillisz Kool. His last dated feat was from 1664, so he died sometime amongst 1664 and 1702.

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