The Family of Preacher Reinier Halma in Langerak on the Lek, Jacques Muller, Jacob Gerritsz. Bemmel
Jacques Muller and Jacob Gerritsz. Bemmel
The Family of Preacher Reinier Halma in Langerak on the Lek
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Jacques Muller
Jacob Gerritsz. Bemmel

The Family of Preacher Reinier Halma in Langerak on the Lek, 1652


Dimensions
101.5 x 133.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2172
Acquisition
Acquired prior to 1997
Status
On display

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About the Work

This ‘family photo’ shows a father, mother and three children posing before an idyllic landscape as their two dogs romp about. The painting bears three names: the signature at bottom left of Jacob Muller, who painted the figures and that of the landscapist Jacob van Bemmel on the right, while a “family tree” of sorts, and the key to the family’s identity, is provided by the third name, ‘Halma’, on the tree trunk to the right of the lady. Reinier Halma was a reformed minister in the village of Langerak near Utrecht. Its church steeple can be seen rising from the distant riverbank.

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Title
The Family of Preacher Reinier Halma in Langerak on the Lek
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert: J. Muller Ao 1652

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired prior to 1997

Work Content

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Primary
  • 42B74 family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
  • 61B2(HALMA, Reinier)13 historical person (HALMA, Reinier) - historical person (HALMA, Reinier) portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait
  • 11P341(PARSON) functionaries and dignitaries (PARSON) ~ Protestant churches
  • 61BB2(LAMBERTS VON SWOLL, Maria)13 historical person (LAMBERTS VON SWOLL, Maria) - BB - woman - historical person (LAMBERTS VON SWOLL, Maria) portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait
  • 25I8 landscape with other man-made constructions not mentioned above, e.g.: graveyards, playgrounds, etc.
  • 61E(LANGERAK) names of cities and villages (LANGERAK)
  • 61D(LEK) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (LEK) (LEK)
Secondary

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04.01.2019