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Sébastien Bourdon

male / French
Montpellier 1616-02-02
Paris 1671-05-08
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Biographical information
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
in 1648 one of the co-founders of this Académie
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  • Parijs 1623 - 1630
  • Montpellier 1630 - 1634
  • Rome 1634 - 1637
    Imitated here highly sought after artists like Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Pieter Jacobsz. van Laer and Andrea Sacchi. Fled from Italy for fear of the Papal Inquisition (Bourdon was a devout protestant)
  • Venetië 1637
  • Parijs 1637 - 1652
  • Stockholm 1652 - 1653
    At the invitation of Catharina of Sweden; here primarily as a portrait artist. He was accompanied by his student and studio hand Theodoor van der Schuer (Thuillier 2000, p. 67)
  • Parijs 1654 - 1657
  • Montpellier 1657 - 1658
  • Parijs 1658 - 1671
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), portrait, battle
Entered on: 1991-11-25; Modification on: 2019-10-08


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