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Gilbert Souest: an account of the seventeenth-century portrait painter

Merley, Roy Harold (1999)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The life and work of the seventeenth-century London portrait painter Gilbert Soest, 1605?- 81, is described. His Christian name is not Gerard as previously thought. His stylistic origins are seen in the school of portraiture in the Hague of the 1640's in particular the portrait work of the studio of Gerrit van Honthorst 1590 - 1656. This thesis establishes for the first time a body of work for Soest. His portraits and related engravings are listed, described and distinguished from those which have been incorrectly attributed to him.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Verdi, Richard
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies
Department:Department of History of Art
Subjects:ND Painting
DA Great Britain
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:1280
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