Franciscus Gijsbrechts

South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1649-02/1649-02-25
the fact that in 1676 he joined the Antwerp Saint Luke as the son of a guild member, makes it plausible that Francis was also born here (Koester / Brusati 1999). He appears to have been baptized on 25 February 1649 in the Antwerp parish Sint- Jacob (email A. Moyson, 11 July 2011)
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this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Possibly there was a family relationship between Franciscus Gijsbrechts and Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts: the former was perhaps a cousin of the latter (Willigen / Meijer 2003, page 90). Meanwhile it appears that Franciscus was a son of Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts and Anna Moons (email A. Moyson, 11 July 2011)
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1672 - 1677
Active in
  • Kopenhagen 1672
    Possible assistant of his father Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrecht at the Danish court in Copenhagen, that he had ties with the court is shown by the fact that a dated work from 1672 was already present in the Danish 'Kunstkammer'before 1689 (Koester / Brusati 1999)
  • Leiden 1674
    it is possible that he is identical with the Franciscus Gijsbrecht who was active in Leiden in 1674(Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 90)
  • Antwerpen 1676-09 - 1677-09
    master in the Saint Luke Guild; also the last mention of the artist in Antwerp (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
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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.
vanitas, fruit piece, trompe-l'oeil (still life)
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2018-07-09


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