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JCSMARL
JM
JMR
IM
JAMOREL
JMOB
RR
The J is formed by the left side of the M, the O is smaller and positioned in the M. To the right there are possibly more letters.
Qualifications
painter, draftsman, print artist, art dealer (person), merchant, author
probably also active as a merchant in tulip bulbs; in 1661 Marrel published a small textbook (27 p.): 'Artliches und Kunstreiches Reißbuchlein für die ankommde Jugend zu lehren Insbesonderheit für Mahler, Goldschmidt, und Bildhauern' Zusammen gedragen und Verlegt Durch Jacob Marrel Burger und Mahler in Franckfurt Ao 1661 (copy in the Hessisches Landesbibliothek in Darmstadt, online).
Nationality/school
German, North Netherlandish
Born
Frankenthal 1613/1614
1613-1614: on 21 April 1645 he declared to be 31 years old (GA Utrecht Momboirkamer 11 1385)
Deceased
Frankfurt am Main 1681-11-11
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Jacob Marrell and Sara Plinius, brother of Johannes Lucas Marrel, who lived in Frankfurt. Married 1) in Utrecht on 21 November 1641 to Catharina Elyot (died 1649): she was a daughter of the goldsmith Francois Elyot; marrried 2) in Frankfurt am Main on 27 July 1651 to Johanna Sibylla Heim, the widow of the engraver Mattaus Merian I; stepfather of Maria Sybille Merian
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Frankfurt am Main 1624 - 1632
    apprentice of Georg Flegel
  • Utrecht (stad) 1632-12 - 1650-06
    apprentice of J.D. de Heem; married in 1641, while in Utrecht: he lived the Bergstraet (marriage contract, Briels 1997); master of Abraham Mignon 1646
  • Frankfurt am Main 1650 - 1665
    In 1651 he married Johanna Sybilla Merian. He became teacher to his step-daughter Maria Sybilla and her future husband Johann Andreas Graff.
  • Neurenberg 1665
    visited Neurenberg for the wedding of his stepdaughter
  • Utrecht (stad) 1669
    returned to Utrecht on several occasions between 1659 and 1669, probably as a merchant of tulip bulbs
  • Frankfurt am Main 1669 - 1681
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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.
still life, flower piece, forest still life, game piece (still life), vanitas (still life), fruit piece
Medium/technique
oil paint
Comment
Remark about name: A. Bollongier is fictief -> schilderij in Hamburger Kunsthalle, cat. 1956, nr.506, als A. Bollongier, later als A. Bosschaert II, maar is J. Marrel
Creation date: 1992-01-18; Last modified date: 2021-08-01

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