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Utrecht painters in Rome    ———

The city, with its wealth of culture, inspired many painters to undertake an artistic pilgrimage. The Utrecht painters Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerard van Honthorst and Dirck van Baburen were among those to undertake the long and adventurous journey to the epicentre of art.

Before setting off, they had already been apprentices to the great painters of Utrecht at that time: Abraham Bloemaert, also known as ‘the Father of Utrecht painting’, and Paulus Moreelse.

Abraham Bloemaert, Joseph and his brothers, 1595-1600