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North Netherlandish
Born
Leiden 1637-08/1637-08-16
baptized 16 August 1637 (Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken, Regionaal Archief Leiden, Leiden, DTB-registers, toegangsnummer 1004).
Deceased
Berlin 1697-06-11
According to Houbraken, who was informed by Augustinus Terwesten, Begeyn died exhausted, just after decorating a room at the Prussian court, with his palette still in his hands (Houbraken 1718-1721).
Family relationships
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son of Jean Begeyn (died 1677) and Mary Bucket/Buguet/Bucquet (died1677). He was from a French family; his father, Jean Begeyn, was from Sainghin-en-Mélantois (Buijs/Alsteens/Mahot 2007, p. 340, note 6). He was married in the Roman Catholic church in the Bakkersteeg in Leiden on 4 June 1658 to Margriet van Zijl; on 6 June 1658 they posted banns in Leiden and married on 22 June in Wassenaar. Between 1659 and 1666 they had six children baptized in the Hooglandsche Kerk in Leiden. In Amsterdam after 1668 they had three more children till 1671. Margriet van Zijl was buried in Amsterdam in 1677 (Jager 2016). According to Jager his wife possibly also was a painter.
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  • Leiden 1655 - 1658
    enrolled the guild on 4 April 1655 (Obreen 1877-1890, vol. 5, p. 216). Possibly visited Italy before 1655.
  • Wassenaar 1658-06-22
    married there (Jager 2016)
  • Leiden 1658 - 1667
    Between 1659 and 1666 they had six children baptized in the Hooglandsche Kerk in Leiden (Jager 2016); was a member of the guild until 1667.
  • Amsterdam 1668 - 1672
    In Amsterdam, three childeren were baptized in the Reformed Nieuwezijds Kapel: Geertruijd (baptized 9 December 1668), Isaac (baptized 2 March 1670) and Abraham (baptized 25 February 1671) (City Archive online, DTB 55, p. 133, 171 and 199)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1673
    produced three paintings for the Earl of Lauderdale (Ham House); according to the inventory of Ham House, he created a total of 14 paintings (Willigen/Kinkelder).
  • Amsterdam 1677
  • Den Haag 1679
    possibly already had the house in the Zuilingstraat
  • Parijs 1679 - 1682
    In a document in the City Archive in The Hague (minutes of Gooswijn van der Hal, inv. 1031, no. 134), Begeyn declared in 1686 that he was in Paris in France with his family in the year 1679 until 1682 (Buijs/Alsteens/Mathot 2008, p. 340, note 5).
  • Francheville (Rhône) 1680
    c. 1680 (Buijs/Alsteens/Mathot 2008, p. 339-340, no. 107, ill.; RKDimages 118975)
  • Chantilly (Oise) 1682-08-31
    He was paid by the 'Grand Condé' for painting two views of the castle in Chantilly on 31 August 1682
  • Den Haag 1683-12 - 1686
    mentioned in the records of the Confrerie Pictura as living in the Zuilingstraat in 1681, as not having paid his admission fee (Obreen 1877-1890, vol 4, p. 116); possibly was in France at the time; paid his membership to the Confrerie in December in December 1683 (Obreen 1877-1890, vol. 5, p. 136)
  • Berlijn 1688 - 1697
    court painter in Berlin; made designs for tapestries by Pierre Mercier, together with Rutger van Langevelt and Joseph Frans Casteels (Seidel 1891)
  • Kleef 1695
    probably in 1695 (Gorissen 1964). Traveled the country on commission of the court in 1696 (Saur 1994).
  • Berlijn 1697
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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.
italianate, still life, flower piece, forest still life, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre), architecture (genre), cityscape
the still lifes, except those at Ham House, can be dated before 1673
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1993-11-10; Last modified date: 2020-11-07

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