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North Netherlandish
Born
Amsterdam 1626-09/1626-09-27
baptized on 27 September 1626 in the Lutheran Church in Amsterdam. In a document dated 16 May 1672, published by Bredius, Du Jardin is mentioned as about 50 years. As a consequence, his birth was previously estimated as c. 1622 (Kilian 2005, p. 11).
Deceased
Venice 1678-10/1678-10-09
According to Houbraken, who had this information from Johannes Glauber, he died because he ate too much (Houbraken 1718-1721); buried 9 October 1678 (Kilian 2005, p. 15). The actual date of his burial, 9 October 1678, was discovered by L. Calzoni and first published by Limentani Virdis/Banzato 1990, p. 24. Karel died in the house of a Dutch merchant in the parish of San Cassiano from fever and infection. See Kilian 2005, p. 14-15 and 107, doc. 103.
Family relationships
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son of Charles du Jardin (c. 1599-before1650) and Catalijn Borchout (c. 1588 - before1650); second cousin of Pieter Nason. Married on 24 December 1649 in Paris to Susanna van Roy (c.1606-1678) 'veuve de Martin Linssen', originally from Antwerp, just like her late husband. A certain engraver Jean Sommer was Karel' witness (De Vries 1885; Mandrella 2012).
See also
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warden in 1661 of Jacob van der Does II. Executor of the estate of Jacob van der Does in 1673 (Houbraken 1719).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1646 - 1678
period of dated works, possibly already in 1646 but certainly since 1647
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1646 - 1648
    According to Hoogewerff, (Hoogewerff 1952, p. 93) he was already in Italy between 1642 to 1647. There is no proof whatsoever that Du Jardin went to Italy around his 20th year; Kilian 2005 does not mention a journey to Italy at such a young age.
  • Lyon 1648 - 1649
    Possibly shortly before 1650 in Lyon (Kilian 2005, p. 7). According to Houbraken Du Jardin met his future wife in Lyon, but this is possibly not right.
  • Parijs 1649 - 1650
    Lived in 1649 in the Rue des Petits-Champs in Paris; married 24 December 1649 in Paris to Susanna van Roy, originally from Antwerp, widow of Martin Linssen, also formerly from Antwerp. Karel lived before his marriage in 1649 to her in the same street as she: rue des Ménéstriers. The couple kept an inn, frequented by many artists mainly from the Low Countries (N/S) (Mandrella 2012, p. 287, note 7); signed a deed in Amsterdam on 29 August 1650 and called himself a merchant on his way to Paris (Kilian 2005, p. 7).
  • Amsterdam 1651-02 - 1655
    back in Amsterdam, living on Rozengracht (Mandrella 2012) February 1651 , still mentioned there in 1652 and in September 1655 (Kilian 2005, p. 8). Possibly he was in Rome between 1652 and 1655 (according to Mandrella 2012, p. 290, possibly in 1653). According to Noack 1927, he was in Rome c. 1650-1655.
  • Den Haag 1656 - 1658
    co-founder (October 21, 1656) and member of the painter society Pictura, in 1657 a member of the militia (the Vendel Colombyne), delivered a painting for the guild October 1657 (Kilian 2005, p. 8-9)
  • Amsterdam 1659 - 1675-03-24
    possibly late 1658, but certainly in 1659 back in Amsterdam (Kilian 2005, p. 9); bought a piece of land for fl. 624,- on the Kerckstaet on 23 April 1670 (Obreen 1882-1883)
  • Texel (eiland) 1675-03-24 - 1675-08-02
    On March 24 1675 he left for Texel, to travel on August 2 by ship to Italy, together with Gerard and Abraham van Reynst, younger brothers of Joan Reynst (1636-1695) (Bikker 2009). Houbraken erroneously stated that du Jardin sailed with Jan Reynst.
  • Dover (Engeland)
    near Dunkirk on August 17, on his way to Dover and arriving at Portsmouth on August 27th
  • Portsmouth (Engeland) 1675-08-27
  • Lissabon 1675-09-23
    on September 23 at Berlingas in Lisbon
  • Cádiz 1675-09-27 - 1675-10-05
    September 27 at Cadiz; a trip to Tangier on October 5th
  • Tanger 1675-10
  • Algiers 1675-10-14
    Malaga was passed on October 6 and Algiers was reached on the 14th October.
  • Rome 1675 - 1678
    Eventually he reached Rome (Kilian 2005, p. 14); documented there in 1675, 1676 and 1678. According to Houbraken du Jardin was not a member of the Bentvogels in Rome. However, he got a Bent-name: Bockbaert (goat's beard) (Hoogewerff 1952).
  • Venetië 1678 - 1678-10-09
    In 1678 he traveled to Venice, where he died (Kilian 2005, p. 14).
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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, history (as a genre), italianate, landscape (as genre), portrait, Christian religious scene, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Member of
  • Bentvueghels
    According to Houbraken Du Jardin was not a member of the Bentvogels in Rome, but he got a Bent name anyhow: Bockbaert (goat's beard) or Platluizenbaart (Houbraken 1721), p. 218).
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2021-07-26
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