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North Netherlandish
Born
The Hague 1590/1610
probably born in The Hague before 1610 (see Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998), ca. 1610 (Beck 1991)
Deceased
1668/1672
in or after 1668 (see Buijsen / Dumas et al. 1998, p. 119, note 3); Bredius, Künstler-Inventare, p. 1507; possible death date even 1672
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married in The Hague in 1631 to Swaentje Coijmans (probaly died before 1655, as she is not mentioned during the christening of her first grandchild in 1655); father of Adriana I (1631) and Jeronimus van Diest (10 January 1634?-1677), Adriana II (1636), Catharina (1638), Joost (1641), Elisabeth(1644), Anthoni (1646), Cornelia (1649); in 1655 and 1661 he became a grandfather through his son Jeronimus
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  • Den Haag 1629 - 1668
    on 23 November 1634 he became a citizen of The Hague and worked for the city magistrates; c. 1639 master in the Guild as 'Meester Willem, scheepsschilder': around this time the painter Reynier van der Laeck stayed in his house; in 1640 he bought a house in the 'Corte Nieuwe Molstraet' from the painter Dirck van Hoogstraten, later he bought the neigbouring house after transferring the first house to a certain Trijntje Huygen, who gave him a mortgage in 1640: these transactions are still rather mysterious, as financial hardship kept following the painter (debts for bread, canvasses and panels and the gold-and silversmith and the brewer for beer. In 1656 co-founder of the Confrerie Pictura. Last mentioned in The Hague on 10 september 1663, when testified before a notary. He was not present at the christening of his grandchild Willem on 14 september 1664 (Giltaij/Kelch 1996)
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marine (as genre), beach scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-12-03; Last modified date: 2020-07-31

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