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Gabriel Metsu

North Netherlandish (school)
Leiden (city) 1629-01
born in January of 1629. Houbraken wrongly assumed that he was born in 1615 (Houbraken 1721, p. 40).
Amsterdam (city) 1667-10/1667-10-24
buried in the Nieuwe Kerk on October 24, 1667 (Obreen vol. 5 (1882-1883), p. 14)
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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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  • Leiden (stad) 1644 - 1655
    became a member of the Saint Lucas guild in 1648; lived and worked in Leiden until c. 1655
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1657 - 1667
    c. 1657 -1677 living in the Leydsche Straet (Obreen 1882-1883). According to Houbraken he had a bladder stone cut out in 1658 when 43 years old (Houbraken 1721, p. 42).
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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 (genre), Christian religious scene, portrait, still life, game piece (still life), fruit piece
oil paint
Archive location
archief Le Roy
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2023-02-09


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