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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Haarlem 1612-11/1612-11-17
baptized on November 17, 1612 (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006, p. 269, note 1)
Deceased
Haarlem 1680-02/1680-02-17
buried on 17 February 1680 in the Grote Kerk in Haarlem
Family relationships
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son of Jan Jansz. Post, glass painter from Leiden and Francijntje Pietersdr. Verbraken from Haarlem; younger brother of painter and architect Pieter Post. Married on 6 March 1650 in Haarlem with Jannetje Bogaert (1627-1664). In 1677 another woman (Annetge Post) is mentioned as Frans' housewife: when and where they married is yet unknown.
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1637 - 1669
dated works known from 1637 to 1669, last period of his life hardly active because of alcoholism
Active in
  • Haarlem 1627 - 1637
    probably already working before his Brazilian trip in Haarlem, but nothing is known about this. He may have worked in his brother Pieter's studio(Krempel 2006, p. 20).
  • Brazilië 1636 - 1644
    recommended by his brother Pieter to Johan Maurits van Nassau; he left for Brazil on October 25, 1636, arrived there on January 23, 1637 and stayed there for seven years and was already working for Prince Frederick Henry in April 1644 (Krempel 2006, p. 20)
  • Haarlem 1644-07 - 1680-02
    in July 1644 living in the Smeetstraat in Haarlem, became a member of the Saint Luke Guild in 1646, married in 1650 and became a member of the Reformed Church in 1654. He became a 'vinder' in 1656, an 'oud vinder' in 1657 and a treasurer in the guild in 1658. Listed as an alcoholic in 1679 and therefore unable to paint or travel to Paris, to accompany the gift of nine of Post's paintings given by Johan Maurits to Louis XIV.
  • Den Haag 1644-11
    In November 1644 he was a witness at a notary in The Hague, perhaps he was still employed by Johan Maurits (Krempel 2006, p. 20).
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (regio)
    received a payment from the court in 1650 for 'een stuck schilderij sijne een Landschap in Bourgogne' [ a painting of a landscape in Burgundy] (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 49) For this painting, on which the Burgundy estate of Prince Frederick Henry was depicted, Post received 300 florins on 7 September 1650. Documentation shows that Post also painted the River Seine, the city of Fontainebleau and two landscapes in Burgundy. These works have been lost or not yet identified (Correa do Lago 2007, p. 40, 80).
  • Amsterdam 1677
    In 1677 an Annetge Post is mentioned as the housewife of Frans Post, living in Amsterdam (possibly the second wife of Frans Post, who may have moved to Amsterdam, Krempel 2006, p. 21)
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landscape (as genre), portrait, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-24; Last modified date: 2020-07-15

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