Amsterdam’s painters – Govert Flinck

Govert Flinck was born on January 25th 1615 and died in Amsterdam on February 2nd 1660. Painter.   Self portrait at age 24 Flinck was an apprentice of Rembrandt, and several of Flinck’s paintings were sold as Rembrandt’s paintings.   Rembradt as a shepherd Flinck was already a famous painter when he was alive, and […]

Besieged by governor Willem II

Amsterdam was ministered by an oligarchy of patrician families who shared the public offices and resources among themselves. Until 1824 all strings of power were in the hands of four mayors, whose decisions about the distribution of offices were final. Their power went far beyond Amsterdams city borders, and they had great influence on the […]