Marcus Gheeraerts (I)

painter, draftsman, print artist, etcher
South Netherlandish, English
Brugge 1519/1521
ca. 1520
London (England) 1589/1591
died about 1590, possibly in London
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this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Married with 1. Jannekin Struve (? -1571) in Bruges on 6 June 1558, 2. Suzanna de Crits (?-1603), in London on 8 November 1571; father of Marcus II, Martin and Hester, Sara and Susanna; Isaac Oliver (see there for reference) married 9-2-1602 with his daughter Sara Gheeraerts.
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  • Brugge 1558 - 1568
    became a member of the guild in 1558 (Waterhouse 1988)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1568 - 1577
    fled to London with his son where he designed book illustrations (Waterhouse 1988)
  • Antwerpen 1577 - 1586
    from 1577 mentioned here in the guild; stayed here until at least 1586 (Waterhouse 1988)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1586
    according to Ecartico
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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), landscape (as genre), portrait, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2018-11-15


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