Adriaen de Grijef

painter, art dealer (person)
South Netherlandish
Leiden 1657-11/1657-12-06
christened on December 6, 1657 (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 96)
Brussels 1722
death date according to Thieme/Becker: 1922 ca. 1715, p. 155-156); in or after 1722, probably in Brussels (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Family relationships
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son of Jacob Adolfsz. de Claeu, a..k.a. Jacques de Claeuw / Jacobus de Gryef (1623 - 1694) and Maria van Goyen (1626 - 1662), daughter of Jan van Goyen; married in Antwerp in 1689 to Anna Francisca Marais/Marcus
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1675 - 1722
possibly active since c. 1675; earliest dated work probably the 1677 dated painting in Brussels, KMSK, inv. 6814, in the style of his father and signed Adriaen de Claeuw; a painting dated 1671 (auctioned at Lempertz, Cologne, November 17, 2007, no. 1194) is a copy of later work and not of De Gryef himself; last dated work 1722 in Tournai, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Active in
  • Gent 1687
    master in the Guild of St. Luke in Ghent (Thieme/Becker)
  • Antwerpen 1689 - 1700
    he got married in 1689; master in the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp between 17 September 1699 and 18 September 1700 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Brussel 1690 - 1694
  • Antwerpen 1694
    van Hemeldonck 2007 d.d. 23 december 1694: the painter, living in Leiden, now staying in Antwerp, is authorized by his wife, Anna Francisca Marcus, to sell a third in the goods left to her in the estate of Joannes Marcus.
  • Leiden 1694-11 - 1698
  • Brussel 1700 - 1722
    After 1700 he returned to Brussels, where he remained until his death (Thieme/Becker)
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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.
game piece (still life), fruit piece, landscape (as genre), vanitas, animal painting (genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-12-15; Last modified date: 2019-10-21


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