Jan van Sweel

painter, court painter
North Netherlandish
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Jan de Baen was his uncle and teacher; married in The Hague to Catharina ten Hove in 1673.
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1673 - 1676
dated works from these years in the documentation of the RKD/Iconografisch Bureau
Active in
  • Den Haag 1673
    according to Thieme/Becker; married in The Hague in 1673; not mentioned in E. Buijsen e.a., Haagse schilders in de Gouden Eeuw, The Hague 1998.
  • Berlijn 1673 - 1676
    According to Houbraken, Sweel went 1676 to Berlin instead of Jan de Baen to become court painter of Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg (Houbraken 1719, 9. 3112; Seidel 1890).
active 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.
oil paint
Creation date: 2005-07-20; Last modified date: 2021-08-16


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