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furniture worker, painter, art dealer (person)
Just like his father Melchior Forchondt also worked as an ebony worker (= art furniture maker, for example Antwerp art cabinets, comptoirs, art cabinets etc.) and from 1636 he led his father's shop (Denucé p.10). The firm Forchondt consisted of Guillaume, and continued after his death in 1678 under his widow Maria Lemmens, their daughters Susanna, Marie-Anna, and their sons Alexander (actually a pharmacist), Melchior III (goldsmith and painter), Marcus (painter), Justo and Guilllaume Forchondt II(Denucé 1931, p. 14)
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1608-11/1608-11-09
baptized 9 November 1608 (Saur 2004)
Deceased
Antwerp 1678-04-10
Saur 2004
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Melchior Forchoudt (before 1600-?) and Anna Wolfheckers (? - ca. 1646), brother of Melchior Forchondt II; married in Antwerp Maria Lemmens on August 3, 1636, with whom he had eight children, including Alexander, Melchior III, Marcus, Susanna, Marie-Anna, Justo and Guiliam Forchondt II
See also
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Biographical information
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  • Antwerpen 1632 - 1678
    in 1632 mentioned in the guild books as wine master (=son of a master). Forchondt employed at least 60 painters who worked for export to France (Duverger 1968, p. 49)
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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.
landscape (as genre), Christian religious scene, history (as a genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1993-12-14; Modification on: 2019-05-01

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