Van der Hecht, Guillaume

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Van der Hecht, Guillaume Gender: M
Guillaume Victor Van der Hecht
born on 30 June 1817 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Brussels, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone LMT m4e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°51' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°40 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°35'

Guillaume Van der Hecht


Belgian landscape painter, lithographer and designer; in the Romantic style. Although he created numerous landscapes and watercolours, most of his output was in the form of engravings and designs. He was especially attracted to scenes with castles and monuments.

He also worked as an art teacher at the Belgian Royal Court during the 1850s. In 1870, he was hired to teach painting to Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He gave his nephew, Henri Van der Hecht (1841-1901), his first art lessons.

Guillaume Van der Hecht died on 10 September 1891 in Brussels at age 74.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes French Wikipedia: "Son acte de naissance précise qu'il est né à deux heures et demie du matin (ville de Bruxelles, acte de naissance n° 1759 de l'année 1817)" [1].

Translation: His birth certificate specifies that he was born at half past two in the morning (city of Brussels, birth certificate n° 1759 of the year 1817).


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, lithographer)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher