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Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1626-03/1626-04-05
baptized 5 April 1626 ( (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, p. 62, note 2)
Deceased
Antwerp 1679-04-17
died 17 April 1679
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Son of Hieronymus van Kessel (1578 - 1636) and Paschasia Brueghel (1603-?) daughter of Jan Brueghel the Elder; married to Maria van Apshoven (? - 1678) on 11 June 1647 (place unknown), with his uncle David Teniers II as witness; father of thirteen children, among whom Thomas (? - ?), Anna Maria van Kessel (? - 1688), married to the painterJan Baptist van Mol, the painter Ferdinand van Kessel (1648 - c. 1696) and the painter Jan van Kessel II (1654 - c. 1708)
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  • Antwerpen 1640 - 1679
    1644- 1645 Master in Saint Luke's Guild as 'blomschilder' [flower painter] (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, p. 155 and 162); 'Capiteyn' [captain] of the civic militia; in 1652 worked for the Spanish king Philip IV; in 1662-1663 worked for Luis Guillén de Moncada in the design of some tapestries
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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.
genre, fish piece, vanitas, fruit piece, allegory, landscape (as genre), portrait, flower piece, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre), marine (as genre), collection of paintings, peasant genre
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-01-11; Modification on: 2018-06-27

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