Jan van den Hecke (I)

painter, print artist, draftsman, etcher
South Netherlandish
Kwaremont (Kluisbergen) 1619/1620
1619 or 1620
Antwerp 1684-08-22
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married with Maria Adriana Heijens (+7-10-1684), with whom he had three children who were still alive at his death: Jan van den Hecke II (1661 - ?, 24), Maria (21) and Peter (20)
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  • Antwerpen 1636 - 1644
    1636-1637 apprentice, 1641-1642 master in the Guild (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Rome 1653 - 1658
    worked in Rome for the Duke Bracciano Paolo Giordano II Orsini; according to Thieme/Becker he travelled also in France
  • Brussel 1658
    possibly worked for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria in Brussels
  • Antwerpen 1659 - 1684
    had 1659-1660 two apprentices (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol.2, p. 305, 306)
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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), military genre, battle, fruit piece, flower piece, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre)
oil paint
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Entered on: 1992-01-10; Modification on: 2018-01-08


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