painter, draftsman, print artist, etcher, staffage painter, court painter, fresco painter
court painter of Carlo Emamuele II Duke di Savoia
South Netherlandish, Italian
Beveren (Oost-Vlaanderen) 1599
c. 1599
Turin 1664-04
L. Trezzani in Briganti et al. 1984; Saur 2016. Old literature state he died 3 April 1663.
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Accademia di San Luca (Rome)
in 1648, as the first North-European artist (Noack 1927)
Pontificia Insigne Accademia di Belle Arti e Letteratura dei Virtuosi al Pantheon (Rome)
member from 1650-01-09; became regent in 1654 (Noack 1927)
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  • Antwerpen
    presumably trained in Antwerp
  • Rome 1633 - 1658
    documented from 1636 to 1658; also dated paintings with the addition 'fecit Roma'; lived at the Via delle Vite (Noack 1927)
  • Rome 1633 - 1658
    lived at the Via Due Macelli 27/8 (Noack 1927)
  • Turijn 1658
    started working for Carlo Emanule II die Savoie in 1658, lived in his palace later on (Palazzo Reale)
  • Venaria Reale
    Veneria; decorated the Sala di Diana in the princely hunting lodge of Carlo Emanule II (Saur 2016)
  • Turijn 1663-12-05 - 1664-04
    In Willem Schellinks’ Dagh-Register (ms in Copenhagen Royal Library, NKS 370 4o), he wrote (in the second volume, p. 521, for December 5, 1663): “Na noen ginge bezoeken de cavalier Joan Miell alias de Honingh-bie, een treffelijk en vermaart schilder, was door den Hertog begiftight met de ridderlijke order van St Maurice et la Sale. Toonden hij ons alle zijne konst en ook van verscheijdene andere meesters meer…” (After noon I went visiting the cavalier Joan Miell alias the Honingh-bie, a great and famous painter, was gifted by the Duke with the chivalrous order of St Maurice et la Sale. He did show us all his artwork and also of several other masters ... ") (Communication by email from David Burmeister Kaaring, Museumsinspektør, Editorial Board, Curator, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, September 23, 2015). In April 1664 Miel died in Turin.
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genre, history (as a genre), italianate, landscape (as genre), portrait, animal painting (genre), peasant genre
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


Francesca Gaja 17 December 2019
Jan Miel died in Turin on the 3rd April 1664, he was buried in the Cathedral of San Giovanni the following day as testified from the archival documents: "L’Ill[ustrissi]mo Sig. Cavaglier Gioanni Mielle fiamingo Pittore di S.A.R. e passato da q[ues]ta a miglior vita li 3, et sepolto li 4 Aprile 1664 nella Chiesa Metropolitana della Presente Città". [Turin, Archiepiscopal archive, Libro de Diffonti della Metropolitana di Torino incominciato li 3 Genaro 1664 ad Anno ’79, per me Gio Batta Carretto Vicario Perpetuo, p. 2v].
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