Abraham Furnerius (Biographical details)

Abraham Furnerius (painter/draughtsman; Dutch; Male; 1628 - 1654)

Also known as

Furnerius, Abraham; Fournier, Abraham

Biography

Born in Rotterdam. Mentioned in Samuel van Hoogstraten's Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der schilderkunst, published in Amsterdam in 1678 (p.95) as "very fine in landscapes". Van Hoogstraten states that he and Furnerius were in "our art school" at the same time, which may mean that they were together in Rembrandt's studio in the earlier 1640s, when Furnerius would have been about 14-15 years old. Philips Koninck, another Rembrandt pupil, married Furnerius' sister, Cornelia. Now known only for his landscape drawings, two attributed works now in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg bear dates, 1647 and 17th August 1651 (Hamburg, Kunsthalle, respectively Inv.22422 and 22088, Sumowski 1016XX and 1 018XX), and another depicts the Ruins of the Old Town Hall in Amsterdam and was presumably drawn soon after the fire of 6-7 July 1652 (Haarlem, Teyler Museum, inv. P* 65b).