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Qualifications
print artist, painter, draftsman, miniaturist painter, engraver (printmaker), court painter
worked for the Duke of Brunswick and the counts of Stirum, Lippe, Schaumburg and Oldenburg
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Leiden 1584
Deceased
Leiden 1657-10-22/1657-10-26
died c. 24 October 1657; his demise was entered in the parish register of the Pieterskerk on 5 November 1657 (De Baar 1973)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Pieter Bailly (c. 1544-c. 1608), calligrapher and fencing-master from Antwerp and Willemijne Wolphertsdr. (died 1604). Married in Leiden on 3 May 1642 to Agneta van Swanenburgh (died 1670). Uncle of Harmen and Pieter van Steenwyck, who also were his apprentices.
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  • Leiden 1584 - 1602
    apprenticed by Jacob de Gheyn and Adriaen van der Burch. Left in 1602 with his father for Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam 1602
    apprentice of Cornelis van der Voort, with whom he worked and lived untill 1608
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1608
  • Hamburg 1608 - 1609
    c. 1608-1609; worked here for a year (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 204). Travelled from Hamburg to Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Augsburg across Tirol to Venice (Houbraken 1718; Gerson 1942/1983, p. 260)
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Neurenberg
  • Augsburg
  • Tirol (deelstaat)
  • Venetië
    He stayed twice in Venice, in or around 1610 (Orlers 1641; Houbraken 1718; Meijer 1991A)
  • Rome 1610
    visited Venice and Rome; left this town in 1610 (Houbraken 1718; Gerson 1942/1983, p. 204)
  • Venetië 1610
    stayed here for five months (Houbraken 1718-1721)
  • Frankfurt am Main 1611 - 1613
  • Braunschweig
  • Leiden 1616 - 1657
    First mentioned in Leiden on 25 April 1616. From c. 1642 Bailly took part at the preperations of the foundation of the St. Luke's guild in Leiden and became its dean (for the first time) in 1648 (Saur 1992). Married in 1642; made his 1st will on 29 August 1644 with his wife and his 2nd on 18 April 1657, while being ill in bed (Obreen vol. 5 [1882-1883], p. 41)
  • Kopenhagen 1627
    possibly; Gerson supposed Bailly was in 1627 in Copenhagen, because he painted prince Ulrik that year and there is also a portrait of Christian IV fromaround this time (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 461-462)
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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, vanitas (still life), game piece (still life), animal painting (genre)
A hunting still-life of 1616 was seen by Bredius before 1915 in a private collection in Baarn (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 31).
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2021-06-12

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