Balthasar van der Ast

B.V.A. (ill. in Wurzbach 1906-1911)
painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Middelburg (Zeeland) 1593/1594
born between June 30th, 1593 and September 13th, 1594 (Saur 1992); 1593 or 1594 (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Delft 1657/1657-12-19
buried December 19th, 1657 (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
younger brother of Johannes van der Ast (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1615
    pupil in the studio of his brother-in-law Ambrosius (I) Bosschaert
  • Bergen op Zoom 1615
    probably moved from Middelburg to Bergen op Zoom together with Bosschaert (Willigen/Meijner 2003)
  • Utrecht 1619 - 1632
  • Delft 1632 - 1657
born 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.
still life, flower piece, fruit piece, landscape (as genre), shell still life
still life painter, with the exception of a landscape that was mentioned in a sale of 1737 (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
oil paint
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Entered on: 1991-11-20; Modification on: 2018-02-16


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