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painter, draftsperson, court painter
court-painter 1669 in Munich, Vienna 1696 (Saur 1998)
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish (school)
Born
Antwerp (city) 1643-12/1643-12-15
baptized 15 December in the parish of Onze Lieve Vrouw Noord. He is registered as David Conincx, son of Johannes Baptista Conincx and Josynken Bliecker, witnesses Jan Gallé and Catleyn Pennincx (Felixarchief, Antwerpen, PR 33, fol. 183v; communication Klara Alen, June 2021). According to Thieme/Becker 1912 and Saur 1998: born 1644; according to Hoogewerff he was born in Antwerp in 1646; Von Wurzbach states c. 1636.
Deceased
Brussels 1701/1705
after 1701, probably Brussels (Saur 1998, p. 518); according to Hoogewerff shortly after 1699 in Brussels (Hoogewerff 1952, p. 113-114)
Family relationships
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son of the silversmith Jan Baptist de Coninck Dujardin and Josijne Bleeckaerts
See also
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Biographical information
Education
Accademia di San Luca (Rome)
Became member 1686-04-25 (Noack 1927)
Active in
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1659-09-18 - 1664-09-18
    apprentice in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp between 18 September 1659 and 18 September 1660; master between 18 September 1663 and 18 September 1664 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Parijs 1664 - 1669
    until 1669 in Paris with Nicasius Bernaerts, who was his employer (Saur 1998)
  • München 1669
    According to Baldinucci he became for several months court-painter for the Electress (Saur 1998).
  • Wenen 1669 - 1670
    Saur 1998
  • Venetië 1670 - 1671
  • Rome 1671 - 1694
    De Bent was very succesful here and sold many paintings to local noblemen, but also to tourists and on commission from kings and nobles (Louis XIV, Eugene of Savoy, 5th Earl of Exeter (1684). Till 1694 documented in Rome, when he went to Vienna. While he was in Rome, Jacob Ferdinand Voet stayed in his house (Saur 1998); he lived at Via San Giuseppe Capo le Case (Noack 1927). Houbraken reports about an incident with the Inquisition in which also Willem van Ingen was involved (Houbraken 1721, p. 316).
  • Rome 1671 - 1694
    lived at Via delle Mercede (Noack 1927)
  • Rome 1671 - 1694
    lived at Via Frattina (Noack 1927)
  • Rome 1671 - 1694
    lived at Via San Sebastianello (Noack 1927)
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1687
    Although he wanted to return to his hometown of Antwerp in 1687 (Hoogewerff 1952, p. 113-114), he is documented in Rome without intermission till 1694 (Saur 1998).
  • Wenen 1694 - 1699
    In February 1696 the archduke paid Coninck 200 Guilders for two paintings. When the painter Mattheus Terwesten stayed in Vienna in 1698, C. was still there, but in 1699 he was back in Brussels (Saur 1998).
  • Brussel 1699 - 1701
    registered in Brussels in 1699, where he became a member of the guild in 1701: this is the last mention of him in documents, so he probably died shortly afterwards (Saur 1998).
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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.
still life, fruit piece, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre), architecture (genre), hunting scene
painter of live animals and poultry in landscapes and gardens (Weimar), hunting scenes (Amsterdam, lost in World War II) and hunting still lifes with hunting dogs in a landscape (Rome); possibly painted fruit still lifes in his early years (still lifes by 'Koninck' exported to Vienna in 1668); larger, Italianising fruit still lifes in, a.o. in Nantes (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 64-65)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2022-05-17

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