Quiringh van Brekelenkam
Quiringh van Brekelenkam (c. 1622, Zwammerdam - c. 1669, Leiden) was a Dutch Baroque genre painter. He probably trained in Leiden, possibly under Gerrit Dou. In 1648, with several other painters, he founded the Guild of St Luke in Leiden. He married for the first time in 1648 and again in 1656, a year after his first wife's death. About 1656 Brekelenkam apparently acquired a license to sell beer and brandy, perhaps because his income as a painter was insufficient to support his large family (six children from his first marriage and three from his second).