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G.S.
Qualifications
print artist, painter, draftsman, decorative painter (of interiors), court painter
in the service of elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine in Düsseldorf. Painted a portrait of Christian V of Denmark in 1699, which did not survive (Jansen 2015, p. 27). Probably never stayed in Copenhagen, since there is no mention of salary payment in the Danish archives. Already during the artist's lifetime works were purchased works for the royal collections at Rosenborg and the Kunstkammer in Copenhagen (Weilbach 1994-2000).
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Made (Drimmelen) 1643
Deceased
The Hague 1706-11-16
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
master and uncle of Jacob Schalcken
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).
Rachel Ruysch painted a flower wreath on a portrait painted by Schalcken; A. de Waardt painted the staffage for a 'Susanna' by Schalcken (Thieme/Becker 1935).
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  • Dordrecht 1656 - 1662
    pupil of Samuel van Hoogstraten
  • Leiden 1663 - 1664
    pupilof Gerard Dou
  • Dordrecht 1675 - 1691
    lived on the Boom until 1682 or later, in the Wijnstraat in 1686 (Thieme/Becker 1935); in 1675 he is mentioned in Dordrecht again. Veth incorrectly mentioned his return in 1665, which was adopted by many other authors (see cat. De zichtbare wereld, Dordrecht 1992, p. 263, no. 1).
  • Den Haag 1691 - 1692
    paid the guild in The Hague in 1691 (Thieme/Becker, vol. 29, p. 569); lived and worked in The Hague; for important portrait commissions he temporarily went to London and Düsseldorf.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1692 - 1696
    Waterhouse 1988
  • Den Haag 1696
    3 Februari 1697 a son, Godefridus Schalcken, was born in The Hague, buried 25 July of the same year (Jansen 2015, p. 27)
  • Düsseldorf 1703
    in the service of elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine. Schalcken possibly took advantage of his stay in Düsseldorf by going to the court of the Danish king (Beherman 1988, p. 27). According to Gerson the artist sent several of his paintings to Düsseldorf without working there (Gerson 1942/1983).
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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), Christian religious scene, mythology, portrait, royal portrait, flower piece, vanitas, fruit piece
Medium/technique
oil paint
Current
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fine art painting
Entered on: 1992-01-25; Modification on: 2018-01-13

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