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JL
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
second generation Flemish immigrant
Born
Leiden 1607-10-24
born 24 October 1607 (Orlers 1641, Houbraken 1718, enz.)
Deceased
Amsterdam 1674-06-04
buried 8 June 1674
Family relationships
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son of Lieven Hendricx (1570-1642), an embroiderer from Ghent, and Machtelt Jansdr. van Noortsant (1580-1622); brother of the publisher Joost Lievens (c. 1606-1649) and the painter Dirk Lievens; married to Suzanna Colyn de Nole (daughter of the sculptor Andries Colyns de Nole) in Antwerp, 23 December 1638; father of Jan Andrea Lievens; married to Cornelia de Bray in Oudekerk aan de Amstel, 2 August 1648
See also
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Active in
  • Leiden 1615 - 1617
    apprentice of Joris van Schooten (Orlers 1641, Houbraken 1718)
  • Amsterdam 1617 - 1619
    apprentice of Pieter Lastman for two years (Orlers 1641, Houbraken 1718)
  • Leiden 1620 - 1632
  • Londen (Engeland) 1632 - 1635
    c. 1632 - c. 1635; received royal patronage According to Houbraken he went to London in 1631 ('when he was about 24 years old'). Only a few works from the three years in London can be identified. Orlers (1641) mentions a portrait of the royal family and Constantijn Huygens wrote a poem to a painting 'of the great steward of the king of England by the hand of J. Livy'. Although the pictorial evidence of his stay in England consists of only a few portraits on paper and a view of the city, two royal inventories from the middle of the 17th century mention Lievens, which contradicts the assumption that he only worked as an assistant in Van Dyck's studio (Saur 2015).
  • Calais
    returned to Calais and from there to Antwerp (Houbraken 1718)
  • Antwerpen 1634-09-18 - 1644
    free master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp between 18 September 1634 and 18 September 1635; he became 'poorter'(citizen) on 12 December 1640; between 18 September 1642 and 18 September 1643 he paid 'camerrecht' (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Leiden 1639
    a short visit (Schneider 1932, p. 5)
  • Amsterdam 1644 - 1653
  • Berlijn 1653 - 1654
    c. 1653-1654
  • Den Haag 1654 - 1659
    member of Confrerie Pictura, mentioned as member living outside The Hague after he left 1658 (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998)
  • Amsterdam 1659 - 1669
  • Kleef 1663
    In 1663 he traveled with Gerbrand van den Eeckhout and Jacob Esselens along the Rhine; in Cleves they made drawings of the Schwanenburg and its surroundings.
  • Den Haag 1670 - 1671
    rented a house on Prinsegracht (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998)
  • Leiden 1671 - 1672
  • Amsterdam 1672 - 1674
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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.
forest landscape, genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), portrait, Christian religious scene, fruit piece, architecture (genre), peasant genre, vanitas (still life)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-12; Last modified date: 2022-05-16

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