Cornelis van Noorde: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

Image of Cornelis van Noorde
Full image (click)

Cornelis van Noorde (1731, Haarlem – 1795, Amsterdam), was an 18th-century landscape painter and draughtsman from the Northern Netherlands.

According to the Netherlands Institute for Art History. he was the son of Rijkes van Noorde and Josina van de Berg, who ran a bakery on the corner of the Kleine Houtstraat and the Patientiestraat. He was the pupil of Frans Decker, and after he died in 1751, Tako Hajo Jelgersma. He was still living at house when his father died in 1753. His mommy continued the bakery until she died in 1761, the thesame year Cornelis became a believer of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke. His brother Jacob took over the bakery, and Cornelis moved out considering his sister to a house on the Schagelstraat. His sister got married in 1765, and Cornelis moved to a home on the Oude Gracht that he had family from his uncle Cornelis van der Berg, who had as well as been a pupil of Frans Decker and who had kept a little atelier in his house. Cornelis lived there until he married in 1783 to the sister of the man his sister had married; Catharina van Seelen. Since by that period they were both getting upon in age, the marriage remained childless.

He was a scholastic and director of the Haarlemse Teekenacademie, which he helped found in De Hulst, the home of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst in the Damstraat in Haarlem, in 1772 along subsequent to Jelgersma, Hendrik Meijer, Christiaan Henning, Leendert Overbeek and Paul van Liender. The academy moved in 1775 new up in the Damstraat to what is now known as the Fundatiehuis, but after Pieter Teyler died in 1778 they had to make pretension for Vincent Jansz van der Vinne who was appointed curator of art by the additional Teylers Stichting. They then moved again, to the Hof van Holland in the Warmoesstraat in 1781. When Van der Vinne left Teylers Stichting, they asked Cornelis to accept his place, but he refused and they hired Wybrand Hendriks instead. Cornelis seemed to have kept up academic circles somewhat on his own, because three weeks after he died it was dissolved in 1795.

His pupils were Augustijn Claterbos, Warnaar Horstink, and Johannes Swertner. Though he is known for copies of out of date masters, vignets (for the printer Johannes Enschedé and his son), portraits and pastoral landscapes, his ham it up is most appreciated for his detailed drawings of architectural works that have before disappeared from the landscape altogether. His sketch LP is in the store of the North Holland records and has been published as an important historical document.

The North Holland Archives and Teylers Museum have drawings, water colors, etchings, engravings, and charcoal sketches by this versatile artiste who seemed to draw whatever he saying wherever he was. Of most captivation to the archives are his topographical drawings of buildings past and after they were torn down.

12px Commons logo.svg Media linked to Cornelis van Noorde at Wikimedia Commons

What do you think of the works of Cornelis van Noorde?

Use the form below to say your opinion about Cornelis van Noorde. All opinions are welcome!

After Reading: Cornelis van Noorde: life and works, You might also enjoy

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.