Jacob Grimmer

painter, draftsman, actor
According to Ecartico he also was an actor.
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1525/1526
Bertier de Sauvigny 1991: c. 1525; Balkema 1844 & Kramm 1857: 1519
Antwerp 1590-05/1609
after May 1590, last mentioned in the Liggeren on 20 October 1589 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961 and Bertier de Sauvigny 1991)
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Son of Nicolas Grimmer and Elisabeth Cops. On 10 April 1548 he married Lucia de Wouwer in the St. Jacobskerk in Antwerp. His son Hans was born in 1551 (Ecartico), while son Abraham was baptized on 11 January 1570; a daughter was born on 4 February 1574. It is unknown when his sons Gilles and Abel were born. (Bertier de Sauvigny 1991, p. 15; according to Ecartico Abel lived 1573-c. 1617)
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collaborated with Gillis Mostaert (Michiels 2005) and M. van Cleve (staffage); Galle and Collaert engraved many of his paintings. (Bertier de Sauvigny 1991, p. 19)
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  • Antwerpen 1539 - 1592
    Mentioned as an apprentice in the Antwerp Guild in 1539, master in 1546 (Bertier de Sauvigny 1991)
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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.
landscape (as genre), winter landscape, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-15; Modification on: 2018-11-06


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