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Jan Asselijn

JA. and JA combined (ill. in Wurzbach 1906)
painter, draftsperson
North Netherlandish
Dieppe (France)/Diemen (place) 1610
Dieppe c. 1610 (Steland-Stief in Saur 1992). According to Briganti et al. 1991 in or shortly after 1610; according to Briels 1997 and Sutton/Blankert 1987 c. 1615. According to the Amsterdam citizen's register from 1652 Asselijn came from 'Diepen' which can be interpreted both as the village of Diemen, close to Amsterdam, or the French town of Dieppe.
Amsterdam (city) 1652-09-28/1652-10-03
He signed his testament on September, 28; he was buried on October 3, 1652
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Brother Abraham Asselijn (c. 1609-1697), gold thread worker, and of the poet and playwright Thomas Asselijn (c. 1620-1701). He married 1) in Paris to Anne Guerin, with whom he had a daughter Marie, baptized on 27 April 1636 in Paris (Toliopoulou 1991) and 2) in Lyon in 1644 to Antoinette Huwaart (Houwaart), daughter of Houwaart Koorman. Nicolaes van Helt Stokade married her sister there.
See also
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For the engravings by Gabriel Perelle after Jan Asselijn see: BD/0274
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1634 - 1652
earliest dated work from 1634
Active in
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1621 - 1635
    witnessed a baptism on November 4, 1635 (Briganti et al. 1991)
  • Frankrijk 1635
    On 27 April 1636 he had a daughter baptized in Paris (Toliopoulou 1991)
  • Rome 1635 - 1644
    c. 1635-1644 in Rome; according to Hoogewerff 1641-1645 (p. 93); according to Noack 1927 in Rome 1630-1645, based on drawing of the arch of Constantine signed 'Rome 1630'
  • Tivoli
    witness his drawings of Tivoli and surroundings
  • Rome
  • Lyon 1644 - 1645
    married Antonette Huwaart (Houwaart) in Lyon, while his sister was married there at the same time to Nicolaes van Helt Stokade (Levert 2017A)
  • Parijs 1645-05 - 1646-08
    His daughter Cathérine was baptized in May 1645 Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, while he worked at the Hôtel Lambert (Levert 2017A). according to the diary notes of Willem Schellinks until Augustus 10, 1646.
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1647 - 1652
    mentioned in Amsterdam in April and July 1647; citizenship on 24 January 1652 (Scheltema 1853, p. 69)
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active in
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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.
genre, italianate, landscape (genre), equestrian painting, winter landscape, animal painting (genre), architecture (genre), interior view, peasant genre
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2023-05-16


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