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Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Aalst (Oost-Vlaanderen) 1502-08-14
Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol. 1, p. 108, note 3 mentions July 4, 1507 as his birth-date
Deceased
Brussels 1550-12-06
buried in the Church of St. Gaugericus (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Married to Anna, a daughter of the Master of 1518 (identified as Jan Mertens van Dornicke); around 1538-1539 married for the second time to Mayken Verhulst, daughter of the Mechelen painter Pieter Verhulst; their daughter Mayken Coecke married Pieter Bruegel in 1563 (Monballieu 1974; Op de Beeck 2003 and 2005); c. 1530 he had an illegitemate son, Pauwels, with Antonia van der Sant (Saur 1998)
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Brussel 1517 - 1521
  • Rome 1521 - 1525
    was probably in Italy (Van Mander 1604) at some point between 1521 and 1524/25 (Saur 1998)
  • Aalst (Oost-Vlaanderen) 1527
    ca.
  • Brugge 1527
    ca.
  • Antwerpen 1527
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1527 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Constantinopel (hist.) 1533 - 1534
  • Antwerpen 1534 - 1544
  • Brussel
    February 15, 1555 (NS) Marten Peeters van Ghelle, printmaker and publisher of Antwerp, became legal guardian of Pieter and Michiel, children of Pieter Coecke van Aelst (van Hemeldonck 2007)
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Subjects
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), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2020-08-02

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