Known for Painting
|Name Hendrik Sorgh|
Movement Baroque seascapes
|Full Name Hendrik Martensz|
Died June 28, 1670, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Artwork The Vegetable Market, Samkvam i bondstuga
Hendrik Martenszoon Sorgh (c. 1610 – buried June 28, 1670) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre works.
Born in Rotterdam, Sorgh became a pupil of David Teniers the Younger and Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech. Sorgh painted mostly interiors with peasants. His kitchen interiors feature elaborate still lifes. He also painted market scenes, portraits, and marine and historical scenes. Sorgh's works include, for example, A Man Writing, Interior with Jacob and Esau, and A Kitchen.
He married Adriaantje Hollaer on 20 February 1633. She became famous in 1947 because of her marriage portrait which had been painted by Rembrandt and was pictured on the Dutch 100-guilder banknote, printed from 1947 - 1950. Through her sister, he was brother-in-law to his friend the painter Crijn Hendricksz Volmarijn. Her portrait by Rembrandt was long considered a pendant companion to a portrait of him, but it is no longer certain since an 18th-century engraving of that portrait held the caption Nicholas Berchem. The engraved portrait of him in Arnold Houbraken's The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters was based on his self-portrait, currently in a private collection.
In 1659 he became headman of the Rotterdam Guild of St. Luke. His pupils were Jacobus Blauvoet, Abraham Diepraam, Cornelis Dorsman, Pieter Nijs, and Pieter Crijnse Volmarijn.