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art collector, collector of botanica, patron, paper-cut artist, draftsman, painter, modeller
She collected paintings and naturalia at her estate Vijverhof on the Vecht and cultivated special flowers and plants. She commissioned many artists from her time to portray them, including Johannes Bronckhorst, Willem de Heer, Herman Henstenburgh, Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughter Johanna Helena Herolt-Graf, Herman Saftleven and Pieter Withoos. Her heirs later sold her collection to the collector Valerius Röver. Vondel wrote a number of poems about her that show that she drew, painted and modeled. Nothing about her own work is known however.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Emmerich 1629-10-29
Deceased
Amsterdam 1704-04-20/1704-04-21
According to Ecartico she died on 20 April, other sources give 21 April (day of her burial?).
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Daughter of Arend Block (ca. 1586 - 1646) and Ida Rutgers (? - 1646) of Emmerik. She married her first husband, Hans de Wolff (a nephew of Vondel, 1613 - 1670) in Amsterdam on 2 May 1650; after his death she remarried in Amsterdam with the wealthy silk merchant Sijbrand de Flines (1623 - 1697) on 9 September 1674.
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  • Amsterdam 1649 - 1704
  • Loenen aan de Vecht (Stichtse Vecht) 1670 - 1704
    Agneta Blok bought the estate Vijverhof in 1670 after the death of her first husband; she stayed here in the summer. According to Ecartico this house was in the village of Nieuwersluis.
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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.
still life, bird scene, still life
Kloek 1998
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 2008-03-18; Modification on: 2018-05-10

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