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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, German
Born
Heidelberg 1635/1636
most likely c. 1636 (Wieseman 2002, p. 24). According to Houbraken, Netscher was born in 1639 in Heidelberg; according to Roger de Piles, Netscher was born in 1635 or 1636 in Prague; Wieseman indicates: born either around 1636 or in 1639, giving preferance to the first, in Heidelberg or Prague (Wieseman 2002, p. 25).
Deceased
The Hague 1684-01-15
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Johannes Netscher and Elisbeth Vetter (Houbraken; according to Wieseman 2002, p. 24, perhaps son of Johannes Netscher and Susanna Jans); married to Margartha Godyn (died 1694) in Bordeaux on 25 November 1659; father of Theodorus, Constantijn and Anthonie Netscher
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  • Arnhem 1642 - 1654
    raised by the Arnhem doctor Arnold Tulleken after the death of his parents; received his first drawing lessons by Hendrick Coster (no documentary evidence on this)
  • Deventer 1654 - 1660
    c. 1654-1655 pupil of Gerard ter Borch; probably left c. 1658-60 (Wieseman 2002, p. 25)
  • Den Haag
    copyist for art dealers probably in The Hague (Wieseman 2002, p. 25)
  • Bordeaux 1659 - 1662
    arrived early or mid 1659; wanted to travel to Rome c. 1658 but traveled by ship to Bordeaux, where he stayed; 25 November 1659 he married Margaretha Godijn, daughter of the mathematician and designer of fountains; here his son Theodoor was born in 1661
  • Den Haag 1662 - 1684
    member of the guild in October 1662; painted the portrait of Portuguese ambassador Francisco de Melo, who brought it to Lisbon with him (Piles 1706)
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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), portrait, farm still life, fruit piece
Medium/technique
oil paint
Art movement
Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
fine art painting
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2021-05-10

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