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Gabriel Metsu

Qualifications
painter
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Leiden 1629-01
born in January of 1629
Deceased
Amsterdam 1667-10/1667-10-24
buried in the Nieuwe Kerk on October 24, 1667 (Obreen vol. 5 (1882-1883), p. 14)
Family relationships
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Son of Jacques Metsu (c. 1587/89-1629), painter born the Bailleul (Belle) in the former county Flanders. Married to Isabella de Wolff (her mother was Maria de Grebber) (De Vries 1885). His mother, Jacquemijntje Metsu-Garniers, was also a painter (E. Kloek, C. Peters Senger, E. Tobé, 'Lexicon van Noord-Nederlandse kunstenaressen, circa 1550-1800', in: idem, Vrouwen en kunst in de Republiek, een overzicht, Hilversum 1998, p. 152-153).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Leiden 1644 - 1655
    became a member of the Saint Lucas guild in 1648; lived and worked in Leiden until c. 1655
  • Amsterdam 1657 - 1667
    c. 1657 -1677 living in the Leydsche Straet (Obreen vol. 5 (1882-1883), p. 14)
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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.
genre, history (as a genre), Christian religious scene, portrait, still life, game piece (still life), fruit piece
Medium/technique
oil paint
Archive location
archief Le Roy
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2020-04-08

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