Frans Francken (II)

South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1581-05/1581-05-06
baptized on 6 May 1581 in the Our Lady Cathedral in Antwerp (Härting 1989, p. 9)
Antwerp 1642-05-06
died on 6 May 1642 (Härting 1989); his death duties were met between 18 September 1641 and 18 September 1642 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
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son of Frans I and Elisabeth Mertens; brother of Thomas, Hieronymus, Ambrosius II, Magdalena and Elisabeth. He married Maria Placquet in 1607. Of their children four survived till adulthood: Elisabeth Francken (died 1644), Frans Francken III (1607-1667), Hieronymus Francken III (born 1611) and Ambrosius Francken III (1614-ca. 1662)
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Frans Francken II often painted figures in the landscapes of Abraham Govaerts and in the church interiors of Pieter Neefs I & II; Frans Francken II worked together with Daniël Seghers (Härting1989, p. 11)
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    ‘wijnmeester’ (son of a master) in the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp, in 1605; second dean in 1614 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961); he stayed and worked all his life in Antwerp and surroundings
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Creation date: 1991-12-15; Last modified date: 2021-06-24


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