Lambert Doomer

Artist: Doomer, Lambert

Lambert Doomer
Lambert Doomer

Movement(s): Baroque

Lambert Doomer (1624 – 1700) was a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter. Doomer was the third of nine children of Herman Doomer (1595–1650) and his wife Baertje Martens, who ran a successful business in ebony-veneer furniture. Lambert was trained as a furniture maker like his father, but seemed to enjoy drawing more than woodworking and he became an artist. It is not known who trained him, but since his father supplied frames for Rembrandt, he probably had access to a teacher within his father’s network. Rembrandt painted portraits of his parents for their 25th wedding anniversary, which was unusual at the time, in 1638.

To finish his education, Lambert traveled to France with Willem Schellinks who was three years younger than he was, in 1646. They both made extensive drawings of this trip and Schellinks drawings are kept in the Fondation Custodia in Paris, the foundation started by Frits Lugt. Their destination was Nantes, where two of Doomer’s brothers lived, but they argued and split up. They then embarked on a trip to England, and though both were on the same ship, they are not mentioned in each other’s journals.

Doomer seems to have done well as a painter. He was able to buy at auction a large amount of Rembrandt drawings and sketchbooks after that artist’s bankruptcy in 1657. It is from his meticulous copies of these drawings that others concluded that he was a Rembrandt pupil, but that is not certain.

At the end of his life he moved to Amsterdam in 1694, where he later died.

Click here to read the full bio of Doomer on Wikipedia.

Doomer painted mostly in Nantes when he was in France, however, he did paint in the several cities in Normandy (a link “” to his works will appear below when published):

  • Normandy
  • Pays de la Loire
    • Angers
    • Nantes
    • Saumur

Related Posts

Scroll to Top