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Willem Key

Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Breda 1515/1516
1515-1516 (Tillemans 1979-1980, p. 66-68)
Deceased
Antwerp 1568
Family relationships
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His brother Wouter Key, of whom no work is known, was mentioned in 1516 as a student of Jan Wellens de Cock and in 1531 as a free master in the Antwerp Saint Luke Guild (Tillemans 1979-1980, p. 65); his daughter Susanna was married to Huybrecht Beuckeleer (Tillemans 1979-1980, p. 70); his widow, Johanna Reyns, remarried with Maarten Peeters II.
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Active in
  • Luik (stad) 1538 - 1542
    c. 1538-1542; Tillemans 1979-1980, p. 68
  • Antwerpen 1542 - 1568
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1542, in the year his broter Wouter was dean; dean himself in 1552 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961). In 1549/50, together with his brother Michiel, he registered as a citizen in Antwerp; in 1552 Willem Key was appointed dean of the Saint Luke's guild, Tillemans 1979-1980, p. 82, No. 35, p. 85, No. 49-50
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Subjects
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history (as a genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2020-09-18

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