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Adriaen Brouwer

painter, draftsperson
South Netherlandish (school)
Oudenaarde 1603/1605
Lichtert 2018 states that it is probable that Brouwer was born in Oudenaerde between 1603-1605 (p. 40 and 49). Documentation however is failing.
Antwerp (city) 1638-01/1638-02-01
buried on February 1, 1638 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.2, p. 22, note 2)
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  • Antwerpen (stad) 1622
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1626
    lived and worked with Barend van Someren; mentioned in a document drafted on July 23, 1626 in which he was the witness of a statement made by Barend van Someren and Adriaen van Nieulandt about a trade in paintings (Houbraken 1718, Lichtert 2018, p. 43-44 and 49)
  • Haarlem (stad) 1626
    member of society of rhetoricians 'De Wijngaertrancken' in Haarlem (Lichtert 2018, p. 45 and 205, note 96)
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1631 - 1633
    became a master of the Saint Lucas guild (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, p. 22); spent some time in prison in 1633 as a debtor (Horn 2000, p. 229).
  • Parijs 1633 - 1638
    Houbraken relates that Brouwer, after being imprisoned in Antwerp, spent some time wandering around Paris and elsewhere before he returned sick to Antwerp and, being poor, entered the poorhouse, where he came to die after two days.
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1638
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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.
genre, landscape (genre), portrait, peasant genre
oil paint
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archief Le Roy
Creation date: 1993-11-18; Last modified date: 2022-05-31


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