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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, print artist, etcher
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1609-08-19/1611-03-15
Jan Fijt was born on 19 August 1609 and baptized in the St. Jacob in Antwerp (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol. 1, p. 573, note 2); baptized on 15 March 1611 (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 83), see also Ecartico
Deceased
Antwerp 1661-09-11
He was living in the Kloosterstraet, near St. Michael's Abbey (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Son of Jan and Catharina Lyssensens; Fijt married on 22 March 1654 in Antwerp with Joanna Francisca van de Sande, with whom he had four children, that were still alive when he died in 1681 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol. 1, p. 573, note 2); in Ecartico, the data are different; baptized 15 March 1611, father Peeter and mother Esther de Meere
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Active in
  • Antwerpen 1622 - 1631
    he was a pupil of Hans van den Berghe and Frans Snijders. With Snijders he must have worked till 1631; in 1630 he became a Master in the Guild of Saint Luke's (Saur 2005, p. 469)
  • Parijs 1633
    on his way to Italy
  • Rome 1634
    Noack 1927
  • Venetië 1635
    In Italy he visited Venice, Naples and Florence (Saur 2005, p. 469)
  • Florence
  • Rome 1635
    He probably joint the ' Bentveughels' (the social club of artists from The Netherlands/the North in Rome) where he was known by his nickname 'Goudvink' [Gold Finch] (Saur 2005, p. 469).
  • Napels
  • Antwerpen 1641 - 1661
    He was back in Antwerp before September 1641, where he stayed for the rest of his life; according to Saur he applied for a passport for the Northern Netherlands in April 1642, but was documented in Antwerp the same year (Saur 2005, p. 469).
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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.
still life, flower piece, game piece (still life), fruit piece, animal painting (genre), peasant genre
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2019-11-11

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