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G.S.
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print artist, painter, draftsman, decorative painter (of interiors), court painter
in the service of elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz 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 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 relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Cornelis Schalcken/Schalckius (1610-1674) and Aletta Lijdens/Lydius (1612 1678); married to Francoisa van Diemen (1661-1744 in Dordrecht on 31 October 1679; father of Francoisa Schalcken (1692-1757); uncle and teacher 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 1654 - 1662
    pupil of Samuel van Hoogstraten; between 1658 and 1660 pupil of Samuel van Hoogstraten
  • Leiden 1662 - 1664
    pupil of Gerard Dou
  • Dordrecht 1665 - 1691
    mentioned in Dordrecht in 1665 (Saur 2018), living 'op de Boom' until 1682 or later and in 1686 in the Wijnstraat (Thieme/Becker 1935)
  • 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 and buried 25 July of the same year (Jansen 2015, p. 27)
  • Düsseldorf 1703
    in the service of elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz. 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, princely portrait, flower piece, vanitas, 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: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2020-10-28

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