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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, mouth and foot painting artist, sculptor, poet
he was also known for painting with his fingers and his feet (Chapman 2009)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Gouda 1548-03-18
Deceased
Amsterdam 1616-08-05
he was buried on 8 August in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Ketel was the natural child of Elisabeth Jacobsdr Ketel and the art collector Govert Jans van Proyen
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Biographical information
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  • Delft 1565
    c. 1565, pupil of Anthonie Blocklandt
  • Parijs 1565 - 1567
    c. 1565 and 1567
  • Fontainebleau 1566
  • Gouda 1567 - 1573
  • Londen (Engeland) 1573 - 1581
  • Amsterdam 1581 - 1616
    c. 1584 Ketel made a ' portrait historié' of Rutger Jansz. for Hans Ophoghen from Amsterdam, as 'een opsiende Paulus' (Saint Paul, looking up to heaven); for Hans's brother Thomas, living in Danzig, he made a replica of this painting, together with five other life-size paintings of martyrs from the Old and the New Testament (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 499).
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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
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-01-11; Modification on: 2019-09-09

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