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 May1642 (Härting 1989)
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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 (? - 1644), Frans Francken III (1607 - 1667), Hieronymus Francken III (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 (Härting, 1989, p. 11)
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    in 1605 Master in Saint Luke's Guild; he stayed and worked all his life in Antwerp and surroundings
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Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2018-01-05


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