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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, watercolorist, author, sculptor, poet, tapestry designer, court artist
wrote 'Beschrijving der Britsche Eilanden' (Waterhouse 1988); worked for Catharina de' Medici
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Gent 1534
Deceased
Paris 1584-08-29
possibly in Paris (the date given by Van Mander is 1604, no city is mentioned)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of sculptor Jan de Heere I and miniaturist Anna Smijters; married Eleanora Carboniers in 1560, who was Protestant
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen
    trained by Frans Floris
  • Gent 1547 - 1559
  • Namen
    trips to Namur and Dinant with his father to draw after nature (Van Mander 1604)
  • Dinant
  • Gent
  • Fontainebleau 1559
    Van Mander 1604
  • Parijs 1560
  • Gent 1561 - 1566
  • Londen (Engeland) 1566 - 1577
    was banned from Ghent, together with his wife, being protestants; moved to London; documented there in 1571 and 1576; became friends with Joris Hoefnagel in this time. Was both a minister and an elder in the Church of Austin Friars (Saur 2011, also Walker 2014, esp. p. 84-88 and Scholten/Woodall et al. 2014)
  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1577
  • Gent 1577 - 1582
    returned after de Pacification of Ghent and worked for the cause of freedom and the Prince of Orange
  • Parijs 1584
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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.
history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Product
rug, costume design
Creation date: 1992-01-10; Last modified date: 2021-06-24

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