Hieronymus van Kessel

South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1578-10/1578-10-06
baptized on 6 October 1578
Antwerp 1636/1640
after 1636: received permission 1635-36 to sell his paintings publicly on the Meir in connection with his leaving the city (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol. 2 p. 75)
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married on 13 February 1624 in St. Joriskerk with Paschasia Brueghel, daughter of Jan Brueghel I (witness: Jan van Kessel, his brother and Jan Fluwelen Brueghel) (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol. 1, p. 586 , note 3); father of Jan van Kessel I, grandfather of Jan van Kessel II
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He often painted staffage for Fluwelen Brueghel (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol.1, p. 586).
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  • Antwerpen 1594
    In 1594 apprentice with Cornelis Floris III (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol.1, p. 380)
  • Parijs
    apprentice of Hieronymus Francken I in Paris
  • Frankfurt am Main 1606
    before 1606 (Saur 2014; Wurzbach 1906)
  • Augsburg 1606 - 1610
    Wurzbach 1906; Saur 2014
  • Strasburg 1609
    according to Merlo and Wurzbach he painted Archbishop Leopold here
  • Innsbruck 1609
    visited Innsbruck in 1609 (Thieme/Becker 1927; Saur 2014)
  • Augsburg 1610
    left in the autumn of 1610 for Italy
  • Rome 1613
    documented in Rome in 1613
  • Innsbruck
    after 1613; worked for Archduke Maximilian and the Archduchesses Maria Christina and Eleonore of Austria
  • Keulen 1615 - 1622
    1615 master in the guild in Cologne; seemed to have worked both in Cologne and Antwerp for a while
  • Antwerpen 1622-09 - 1623-09
    ‘wijnmeester’ (son of a master) in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp between September 1622 and September 1623 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872); married here in 1624
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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.
genre, portrait
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2020-10-28


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