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Jan van Eyck

Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Maaseik 1390/1399
a few years after Hubert, who was born around 1366 (according to Karel van Mander, Het Schilder-boeck, 1604); c. 1370 (Joachim von Sandrart, Teutsche Akademie, 1675); c. 1390 (M.J. Friedländer, Die altniederländische Malerei, vol. I, 1924), p. 129); the birth date of Jan van Eyck is not known from any contemporary source; nowadays, c. 1390-1400 is generally accepted
Deceased
Brugge 1441/1441-06-09
before June 23, 1441; the church masters of St. Donaas recorded the funeral expenses of magistri Iohannis Eyck in the financial year that ran from 24 June 1440 to 23 June 1441
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
brother of Hubert, Lambert and Margareta van Eyck
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Den Haag 1422 - 1425
    On August 4, 1422 he joined Jan van Beieren, count of Holland, Zeeland and Henegouwen/Hainault; in the years 1422-1425 he is mentioned in the books of the County Audit Office on payment orders; first mentioned in 1424 as court painter of Jan van Beieren; after the count's death in 1425 (January 6) he became court painter and counselor (' varlet de chambre') of Duke Philip the Good (May 19) until his death in 144.
  • Brugge 1425
    in 1425 he moved from Bruges to Lille
  • Lille (Frankrijk) 1425 - 1428
  • Sluis (Sluis-Aardenburg) 1428-10-19
    off to the Iberian Peninsula with the embassy of Philip the Good (Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 183-184)
  • Sandwich 1428-10-20 - 1428-11-13
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Shoreham (Kent) 1428
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Plymouth 1428
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Falmouth (Cornwall) 1428-11-25 - 1428-12-02
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Baiona 1428-12-11 - 1428-12-14
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Cascais (Lissabon) 1428-12-16
    Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 184
  • Lissabon 1428-12-18 - 1429-12
  • 1428 - 1428-01-12
    Arraiolos (Portugal)
  • 1428-01-12
    Avis (Portugal) made a portrait of Princess Isabella, daughter of King John I of Portugal and future wife of Philip the Good (Thieme/Becker 1915; specific dates in Panofsky 1953 and Friedländer 1967)
  • Sluis (Sluis-Aardenburg) 1429-12-25
    back from the Iberian Peninsula (Parada López de Corselas 2016, p. 23)
  • Brugge 1431 - 1441
    from 1431 or earlier until his death on 9 July 1441
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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, portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-14; Modification on: 2018-11-19

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