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painter, draftsman, print artist, court painter
court painter for Berlin, although he probably never went there (cf. Seidel 1890, p. 131). He also was a captain in the militia (Houbraken 1718).
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Haarlem 1633-02-20
Houbraken 1719
Deceased
The Hague 1702-03/1702-03-08
buried 8 March 1702
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
His father was a merchant in linen and flax, but he and his wife died when Jan was only three years old. From which time his uncle Hindrik Pyman in Emden (c. 1580-after 1647), a brother of his mother, took him into his home and taught him the rudiments of art. In 1665 he married Maria de Kinderen, with whom he had two childeren: Willemijna and Jacob de Baen (1672-c. 1700); father-in-law of Daniël Vincentius
See also
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  • Emden 1636 - 1645
    lived with his uncle, the Flemish painter Hindrik Pijman in Emden, who was his first teacher (Houbraken 1719, p. 303)
  • Amsterdam 1645 - 1660
    In 1645 this uncle came to die and the next year, then being 13 years old, he was placed in Amsterdam to continue learning art under the supervision of the painter Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (Houbraken 1719, p. 303).
  • Kleef
    according to Houbraken (Houbraken 1719, p. 313), Jan de Baen visited Johan Maurits several times in Cleves (repeated in Gerson 1942/1983, p. 226)
  • Den Haag 1660 - 1666
    c. 1660
  • Londen (Engeland) 1666
    summoned by Charles II before 1666 (Saur 1992); according to Houbraken Charles II not only had him sent for but also had him brought to England by lord Killigrew on the royal yacht to paint [...] portraits(Houbraken 1719, p. 305). Horn 2000 identifies this Lord Killegrew as William Killigrew (1605-1693) (Horn 2000, vol. 2, p. 794, note 7-35).
  • Den Haag 1666 - 1702
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Subjects
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.
portrait, cityscape, history (as a genre), genre
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2022-01-10

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