Frans Pourbus (I)

painter, draftsman
South Netherlandish
Brugge 1545/1546
Antwerp 1581-09-19
According to van Mander 1604 he died a sudden death after excercising with his militia (he was the ensign bearer)
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son of Pieter Jansz Pourbus (ca. 1524 - 1584) and Anna Blondeel (died 1587) from Bruges. Married 1) in Antwerp in 1566 to Suzanna Floris (daughter of Cornelis Floris, brother of his teacher Frans Floris, died c. 1574), and 2) in Antwerp in 1578 to Anna Jansdr. Mahu (she later married again with Hans Jordaens), father of Mozes and Frans II
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  • Antwerpen 1562 - 1566
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1569 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Gent 1566
    van Mander 1604: on his way to Italy he went as far as Ghendt, but then returned to Antwerp as he was bound in lve to Suzanna Floris and didn't want to leave her
  • Antwerpen 1567 - 1581
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1569 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961). On 7 January 1576 Frans Francken I and Frans Pourbus testify regarding a painting 'Cain killing Abel', painted by Pourbus when they were both learning and living with Frans Floris c. 1567 (van Hemeldonck 2007)
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oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-24; Last modified date: 2021-05-21


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