Joseph sold by his brothers
Gerard Hoet I
* 1648 in Zaltbommel † 1733 in The Hague
Pen and grey ink with grey wash, incised. Size of sheet: 31.7 x 20.8 cm.
Etched by Cornelis Huyberts in Peter de Hondt, Figures de la Bible, Den Hague, 1728.
PROVENANCE: Jules Dupan (Lugt 1440)
Gerard Hoët was a painter and draftsman in the Netherlands around 1700. He first studied with his father, Moses Hoët, and then with the painter Warnard van Ryssen. He travelled to The Hague, Paris, and Brussels in 1672-1673, and then set up in Utrecht where he created an Academy of Drawing in 1697. He permanently moved to The Hague in 1714. Hoët specialized in History Painting, integrating religious, mythological and classical scenes into landscapes backgrounds. In his small format paintings Hoët shows the influence of Cornelis van Poelenburgh, his larger formats demonstrate more elegant and refined compositions. Hoët also wrote a book on drawing Ontslote deure der tekenkunst (Opened Doors in the Art of Drawing) published in 1712.