Eminent Marine Artists Part IV Henry Cornelius Vroom

By Harry Parker, published May 1911


Vroom was born in Harlem in 1566 and learnt to draw from a china painter. He later sailed to Spain, staying in Seville, then travelled to Rome where he learnt to paint harpsichords and amassed a stock of religious pictures which he hoped to sell in Spain.   The ship  in which he returned was cast ashore and in Lisbon, a student suggested he paint the storm and shipwreck. A Portuguese nobleman bought the result. Returning to Harlem, the Earl of Nottingham commissioned him to design the tapestries commemorating the Spanish Armada victories.   Subsequently moderately successful, he died in 1640.

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