Torrentius

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  • Torrentius was a notorious libertine and suspected heretic, and in 1627 he was tried and sentenced for his religious beliefs.
  • He worked in Rotterdam except for a short stay in Haarlem, where he was probably a pupil of Torrentius, during the years 1625-1627.
  • He thus regularly collaborated with Laevinus Torrentius who was the vicar of the Prince-Bishops until 1586 after which he became Bishop of Antwerp.
  • Dash argues this ties in with heretical ideas he had picked up during his supposed acquaintance with the controversial painter Johannes van der Beeck (also known as Torrentius).
  • Despite his reputation as a still life master, few of Torrentius' paintings survive, as his works were ordered to be burned after he was accused of being a Rosicrucian adherent of atheistic and Satanic beliefs.
  • This interpretation, which the phrase "ducere familiam" seems to place beyond doubt, is as old as Torrentius: but the commentators in general reject or ignore it. Cited from Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry, by Horace
  • Although he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, King Charles I of England -- an admirer of the painter's works - intervened, and was able to secure his release after two years, hiring Torrentius as Court Painter.
  • Whether or not Cornelisz was a member of Torrentius' circle, or shared his heterodox beliefs, he certainly left Haarlem within weeks of the end of the painter's trial, going to Amsterdam and taking service with the Dutch East India Company, or VOC.
  • It was widely believed, though it has never been proven, that Jeronimus became acquainted with the controversial painter Johannes van der Beeck (also known as "Torrentius"), another Haarlem resident, at about this time.
  • It was widely believed that the condemned Torrentius' influence had affected Jeronimus Cornelisz, a trader of the Dutch East India Trading Company who led a bloody mutiny aboard the Batavia, a 1628 ship of the Dutch East India Company in 1629.
  • Also on board was the onderkoopman (under- or junior merchant) Jeronimus Cornelisz, a bankrupt pharmacist from Haarlem who was fleeing the Netherlands, in fear of arrest because of his heretical beliefs associated with the painter Johannes van der Beeck, also known as Torrentius.
  • According to the RKD, Torrentius was tried in 1627, but according to Houbraken, who quoted Theodorus Schrevelius, he was tried and placed on the painbench, and thereupon sentenced to 20 years in the Tuchthuis (the Haarlem house of detention), on 25 July 1630.