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Qualifications
painter, art dealer (person), glass engraver, calligrapher
see the story of his death in Houbraken 1719/1944, p. 170-172 as told by the print seller Cornelis Hellemans.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Rotterdam 1619-10/1619-11-03
baptized November 3, 1619; listed on 9 June 1661 as being 39 years old (Bredius 1888)
Deceased
Amsterdam 1693-07-31
According to Houbraken he tripped on the Bantammerbrug, fell on his chest and died of the consequences (Houbraken 1719, p. 219).
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Jan Jansz Kalf (died 1625) and Machteld Gerritsdr. van Proyen; married in Hoorn on 22 October 1651 to Cornelia Pluvier (c. 1634 - 1711)
See also
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1643 - 1680
dated works between 1643 and 1680. At the end of his life, he probably concentrated more on his work as an art dealer.
Active in
  • Rotterdam 1634 - 1638
  • Den Haag 1638
    sighted (Giltaij/Van den Brink/Meijer 2006-2007, p. 10)
  • Parijs 1641 - 1646
    c. 1641- 1645/1646; work by him already mentioned in the inventory of Jean Mace in 1672 (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 57); his work was already engraved at an early date. A letter from Nicolas Vleughels to Louis-François Dubois de Saint-Gelais is cited in which he tells the story of the arrival and beginnings in Paris of these two young painters [the letter was published c. 1734-1737] (Levert 2017A)
  • Rotterdam 1646
  • Hoorn (Noord-Holland) 1649 - 1651
    He married in 1651 in Hoorn.
  • Amsterdam 1651 - 1693-07-31
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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.
interiors, still life, peasant genre, farm still life
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2021-07-13

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