- Also known as
Herman van Swanevelt
primary name: Swanevelt, Herman van
other name: Swaneveld, Herman
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; Dutch; Male
- Life dates
- 1603 ca.-1655
- Painter, draughtsman and etcher, born in Woerden near Utrecht. Known for his Italianate paintings. In 1623 in Paris, in Rome 1624-1641, where a member of the Schildersbent (called Eremit) and linked with Claude. In 1630s in team painting Palazzo Pamphilij in Piazza Navona. In 1634 member of Academia di San Luca. In 1641 via Florence to Paris where he settled for the rest of his life, and married the sister of the artist Jacques Rousseau. 'Peintre ordinaire' to King in 1644, and in 1651 member of the Academie. Visited his family in Woerden in 1648-1649.
In 1632-4 (and perhaps longer) living with Carel Audran, who acted as publisher for his first plates. Chronology of prints: a few made for Audran and Rossi in 1630s, but almost all were made in Paris, using drawings brought from Rome. Of Paris plates, one set in 1654 in collaboration with Silvestre published by Henriet; other ones (the majority) published himself with French privilege, in late 1640s and 1650s. Posthumous editions by Mariette and Bonnart.
- Bartsch, replaced by Hollstein (117 nos)
A.C.Blume, Oud Holland 1994, pp.1-13. 'HvS and his prints'
A.C.Steland, Oud Holland 2005, pp.38-79. 'HvS ein Chronologie der Entwürfe und Drucke' (etchings)
Anne Charlotte Steland, 'Herman van Swanevelt (um 1603-1655): Gemälde und Zeichnungen', 2 vols, Petersberg, 2010 (paintings & drawings)