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A sturdy glasses case for the safe storage of your glasses. This glasses case, with soft microfiber inside and outside, has a beautiful design of a famous work by Herman Henstenburgh: Flowers in a glass with butterfly. The glasses case has a signature of
€11,50
Easy to clean, cork coasters, heat resistant laminate surface, presented in transparent packaging.
Set of 6 pieces
€12,50
This beautiful cotton tea towel is decorated with a beautiful print of Flower Still Life, painted by Herman Henstenburg.
€9,95
This beautiful scarf, made of imitation silk, feels soft and is decorated with a beautiful flower still life print, painted by Herman Henstenburgh.
The scarf is made of artificial silk (100% polyester). The scarf is pleasant to wear and falls nicely. Th
€24,95
<p><strong>Article:</strong> CACL000111<br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> 12 cm x 16,8 cm<br /><strong>Brand:</strong> ArteFactCards </p>
€2,40
Multifunctional small travel box for your lipstick or earplugs. Or for your jewelry or anything else that fits in it. This box shows a high-quality reproduction of a Henstenburgh bleom still life. The original artwork is in the collection of the Rijksmuse
€8,55
The tray is made of melamine and therefore dishwasher safe, but not suitable for use in the microwave. This beautiful tray has a high quality print of a work by Herman Henstenburgh.
€8,50
Afmetingen: 22 x 31 cm
Gewicht: +/- 8 gram
Artikel: WFFW000018
€2,75
Easy to use; This microfiber cleaning cloth can be used to clean your glasses, screens (including laptop screen, computer screen, television screen), CDs, DVDs, lenses, jewelery and cameras. You can easily wash the multifunctional cleaning cloth at 30 deg
€5,25
CPOW000029
13 x 13 cm
€1,50
Deze presse-papier wordt gesierd door haar prachtige kwaliteitsopdruk van Bloemstilleven in glazen vaas van Henstenburg dat in Het Rijksmuseum hangt. De ronde bolle glazen presse-papier wordt geleverd in een sierlijk zwarte geschenkverpakking met opdruk.
€13,95
<p><strong>Article:</strong> CACL000112<br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> 12 cm x 12 cm<br /><strong>Brand:</strong> ArteFactCards </p>
€2,40
Notelet, 'Three Tulips', Herman Henstenburgh (1667 - 1726). Collection Teylers Museum Haarlem.
Dimensions: 6.8 x 12.2 x 0.6 cm
Material: softcover cover and paper inside
Weight: +/- 20 grams
Item number: GGCL000106
€3,50
An original Christmas bauble that you can fold yourself. A nice gift for the holidays and / or a nice addition to your museum shop. The diameter is 8 cm.
€7,75

The artist

Herman Henstenburgh (HOORN, 1667 - HOORN, 1726) is known for the pure, powerful colors with which he composed his strikingly soft, even somewhat rarefied flower still lifes. Henstenburgh often painted his still lifes on precious parchment, including here. Despite his fame and the expensive execution of his still lifes, the question is whether he could live on his art: until his death he also worked as a pastry baker.

Herman Henstenburgh (or Henstenburg) was a student of the natural history draftsman Johannes Bronckhorst, whose studio he entered in Hoorn in 1683, and who also trained the young artist in his other vocation as a pastry chef. Henstenburgh indeed seems to have worked all his life as a baker in Hoorn, a relatively artistic inland waterway, and his watercolors remained, despite great admiration, a hobby. The influence of Bronckhorst, as well as of Pieter Holsteyn de Jonge, would be important for Henstenburgh, especially on his choice of subject. As a draftsman he specialized in images of birds, insects, flowers and fruit, usually drawn on parchment. Contemporary biographer Johan van Gool noted that Henstenburgh's earliest works were birds and insects, and it was not until around 1689 that he also started making finished watercolor drawings of fruit and flowers. Van Gool further noted that in his drawings the artist was able to achieve a special richness and intensity of color by experimenting with pigments to perfect a new form of watercolor technique.

Through the intervention of the painter Mattheus Terwest, Henstenburgh met a number of important local collectors, in particular Pieter van den Brande. Another important patron was the botanical collector Agneta Blok, a collector of exotic plants and flowers who also had natural history drawings of animals and birds made at Bronckhorst, Holsteyn, Herman Saftleven and Maria Sibylla Merian. Further afield it is known that the Grand Duke Cosimo III de'Medici in Florence already owned three drawings by Henstenburgh in 1700.

Henstenburgh has never been able to make a living from his art, and as Van Gool explains: 'He was sitting there in his hometown, with all his works of art around him, as if he had been forgotten, because he was rarely visited by an art lover. Only a few years after his death, Henstenburgh's drawings became especially popular with collectors, especially in England. Van Gool notes that in 1750 he saw the Rotterdam collectors Jan and Pieter Bisschop pay 105 guilders at one Amsterdam auction for one of the artist's watercolors. Henstenburgh's son Antoni inherited his business as a pastry chef and, like his father, was also an amateur draftsman of birds and insects, sometimes copying his father's work.

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