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Nationality/school
German, North Netherlandish
Born
Emden (place) 1633
Houbraken 1719
Deceased
Amsterdam (city) 1686-01/1686-01-05
buried 5 January 1686 (Wurzbach)
Family relationships
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son of Balthasar de Moucheron (born Arnemuiden1587) and Cornelia van Broeckhoven from Schoonhoven. He married Maria Jouderville (1636-1719, daughter of the painter Isaac de Jouderville) in Amsterdam on July 3rd 1659. They had a daughter Cornelia (born 1662) and two sons, Isaac (1667-1744) and Balthasar de Moucheron (born 1674), both painters.
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
worked together with Dirck Helmbreeker in Paris (Wedde 1996) Adriaen van de Velde, Johannes Lingelbach and also Jan van Huchtenburg painted staffage in his landscapes. Willem Schellinks's inventory after his death in 1679 notifies that Frederik de Moucheron and Nicolaes Berchem put the final touches to the unfinished paintings of the deceased. (Wedde 1996, p. 27). It appears in a 1670 document that he retouched ('overschilderen') a Jan Both painting. De Moucheron must have met Adriaen van Eemont in both Paris and Lyon. Another artist with whom De Moucheron would have woven links during his stay in France, especially when he was in the Lyon area, is the draughtsman Jan Worst (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008).
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Biographical information
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  • Emden (plaats)
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1650 - 1655
    came to Amsterdam at a young age (before 1652, pupil of Asselijn, who died in 1652) with his parents. He may already have left for France in 1652, after his master died (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008).
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1655
    left Amsterdam in 1655 to travel via Antwerpen to Paris and Lyon; in 1659 he was back in Amsterdam, after a short stay in Antwerp.
  • Parijs 1656 - 1659
    He traveled to France 'thanks to his art' ('op zyn Konst'), by which it must be understood that he drew and painted during his tour in order to provide for his financial needs. In Paris, De Moucheron worked with Dirck Helmbreeker who may have painted figures in his paintings (Houbraken 1718-1721). In the vicinity of Paris, De Moucheron would have drawn and painted 'trees, plants, follies and sometimes whole views' (Descamps 1754). In Paris, he must have been connected to Adriaen van Eemont (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008 and Levert 2017A).
  • Saint-Cloud (Hauts-de-Seine)
    His only identifiable design is a view of the bridge of Saint-Cloud with, in the background, the castle, which was not yet a possession of the crown of France; and that it is hard to recognize (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008).
  • Orléans (Loiret)
    made drawings in the surrounding of Orléans and Grenoble as well (Wedde 1996, p. 25)
  • Lyon 1656 - 1659
    traveled to France in the mid-1650s, as evidenced by the inscriptions of several of his drawings executed around Lyon (Andrews 1985); must have been connected to Adriaen van Eemont and Jan Worst there (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008)
  • Francheville (Rhône)
  • Grenoble
    32 drawings of the environments of Grenoble, then travelled to the South of France and probably also to Italy
  • Bad Bentheim
    Some fifteen drawings found in the Atlas Van der Hem in Vienna suggest that Moucheron also traveled outside France: some drawings represent the environs of Bentheim, in Germany (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008).
  • Noord-Italië (streek)
    probably (Saur 2016); despite the frequent appearance of Italian motifs in his work, it is not certain that the artist visited Italy (Mandrella 2001-2002). De Moucheron rarely represented recognizable places in Italy, and it was thought for this reason that he never pushed his journey further than France. In the light of the drawings of the Atlas Van der Hem at the National Library of Vienna, however, it must be conjectured that he traveled along the Mediterranean coast. Some of these drawings represent sites of the Moroccan, Italian, and even Greek coast, very rarely visited by artists in the 17th century, which strongly suggests the artist has seized them in situ (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008).
  • Marokko
    Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008
  • Griekenland
    Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1659
    In 1659 he was back in Amsterdam, after a short stay in Antwerp. If he traveled through Paris, he can have met Abraham Genoels there (Wedde 1996, p. 26).
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1659 - 1686
  • Rotterdam (stad) 1671
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Subjects
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mountain landscape, italianate, landscape (genre), architecture (genre), interior view
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2023-05-16

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