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North Netherlandish, French
Born
Sluis (Sluis-Aardenburg) 1614
Deceased
Paris 1670-11-26/1670-11-27
26 November 1670, burried on 27 November 1670 at Saint-Germain (Jal 1867, cites the whole act of the protestant register)
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Married in Amsterdam on 7 August 1643 to Anna Lengele (died 1656); brother-in-law of the painter Martin Lengele; father of Louis and through him forefather of the family of painters Vanloo; grandfather of Amédée Van Loo; related to the Mijtens family of painters.
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  • Sluis (Sluis-Aardenburg)
  • Den Haag
    Noorman 2020: probably spent some time in The Hague.
  • Amsterdam 1642 - 1660
    First mentioned in Amsterdam in August 1635 (Briels 1997); bought citizenship on 24 January in 1652 (Scheltema 1853, p. 69); fled in 1660 with his whole amily, after a fight in an inn on 31 October 1660 in which he mortally knived a certain Hendrik Breda. Van Loo was sentenced to death in absentia and was banned for ever from Holland and West-Friesland.
  • Parijs 1660 - 1670
    to become a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture he was ordered to paint the portrait of minister Colbert on 26 November 1661. When it proved impossible to paint Colbert, he was ordered to paint Corneille as soon as possible (7 January 1662); Sieur Vanloo brought the work he had been ordered, which was approved by the company, and its reception was deferred on the rumors which cross his reputation touching his morals, until he brought an act of certification of his good life, which will be observed in the future on all foreigners (6 May 1662). After presenting this act of good behaviour his work was accepted and he became a member (3 March 1663). On 9 February 1669 his daughter Marie, aged 17, was buried on the protestant cemetery of the Saints-Pères. Her brother Jean, goldsmith was present. On 1 August 1670 he was paid 1700 livres for a larg group portrait of the aldermen and prevost of the Comptabilité du domaine patrimonial de la ville de Paris. 1670 he lived rue des Fossés-Saint-Germain, paroisse Saint-Sulpice. he nevertheless died on 26 November 1690 in his house rue Dauphine and was buried on the cemetery of faubourg Saint-Germain on 27 November at five p.m. He was accompagnied by his sons Philippe, député de la Compagnie royale des Indes Orientales, and Abraham and Jean Vanloo, painters (Levert 2017A, Dossier prosopographique)
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allegory, genre, history (as a genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-17; Last modified date: 2021-07-06

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