Lucas Franchoys (I)

painter, court painter
worked at the courts in Paris and Madrid
South Netherlandish
Mechelen 1574-01-23/1574-01-25
23 January 1574 (Saur 2004); 25 January 1574 (Antwerp 1857/1863); 25 January 1574 (Houbraken 1718)
Mechelen 1643-09-16
Houbraken 1718; Antwerp 1857/1863
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Married to Catharina du Pont in Mechelen on 13 January 1605; father of three daughters (Martina Catharina married painter Eloi Bonnejonne) and two sons, Peter and Lucas II (both engravers/painters). His sister Cornelia married sculptor Hendrick Faydherbe.
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1599 - 1643
Active in
  • Mechelen 1599 - 1602
    joined the guild in 1599
  • Parijs 1602 - 1604
    Saur 2004
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1602 - 1604
    Saur 2004
  • Mechelen 1604
    back in Mechelen in 1604 at the latest; Antoon Imbrechts became his pupil on 13 January 1604
  • Gent 1610
    a Pietà signed and dated
born in
active in
died in
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.
history (as a genre), portrait
oil paint
Creation date: 2004-06-07; Last modified date: 2022-06-08


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