Abraham van Blijenberch

1575 - 1624

Abraham van Blijenberch was a Flemish painter. He was born in the Spanish Netherlands and married in 1615. He became a citizen of Antwerp in 1617, but there is no record of him joining the Guild of Saint Luke at this time.
He worked in London from 1617 to 1622, where he painted portraits of members of the court of James I, including Prince Charles later Charles I of England, the Lord Chamberlain William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, William Drummond of Hawthornden, Sir Robert Kerr, and Ben Jonson. He also produced designs for the Mortlake Tapestry Works.
He returned to Antwerp in 1621 or 1622, where Theodoor van Thulden became a student. He was influenced by Daniel Mijtens.
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