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Qualifications
painter, etcher, court painter
Charles II owned five of his works, also employed by Earl of Bath; Sir Peter lely owned seven of his works in 1680 (Cocket 1995). Patronised by John Grenville, earl of Bath.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, English
Born
The Hague 1655-12/1655-12-12
christened on December 12, 1655
Deceased
London (England) 1704
died of gout
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Jeronimus (Hieronymus) van Diest (1631-1677) from his first marriage to Catharina van der Hegge; married to Huberta de Colonia (daughter of Adam de Colonia); father of Johan van Diest (died after 1757); not to be confused with the 'kladschilder' Adriaen Diest, mentioned in 1646 in Delft (Oud-Holland 1925, p. 66)
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  • Den Haag 1670 - 1672
  • Londen (Engeland) 1672 - 1704
    working in England from the age of 17
  • Londen (Engeland) 1677
    In the minutes of the Painter Stainers Company it is stated in 1677 that Van Diest has promised to hand in his master's proof. It is noted that he was currently living in Durham Yard (now near Durham House Street) and that the painter 'Van Beck', presumably Jan Karel Van Beecq, lived with him in his house. Coordinate determined on the basis of John Rocque's map of London from 1746.
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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.
animal painting (genre), genre, italianate, landscape (as genre), marine (as genre), portrait
Creation date: 1991-12-03; Last modified date: 2021-01-23

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