Jan van Kessel (1641-1680)

painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Amsterdam 1641-02/1641-09-22
baptized on 22 September 1641
Amsterdam 1680-12/1680-12-24
buried on 24 December 1680
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Son of the framemaker Thomas Jacobsz. van Kessel and Neeltje Henrix. Married in Amsterdam on 17 February 1668 to Clara Swichters (died 1690), father of Thomas (born 1675)
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Period of activity
1661 - 1680
His earliest known dated works are from 1661, but his sketchbook in the Fondation Custodia probably dates from c. 1659-1660 (Giltaij 2007-2008, p. 88).
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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), cityscape, winter landscape, italianate, beach scene, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1994-01-13; Last modified date: 2021-04-15


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