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Born
Ieper 1615
Houbraken 1619. According to Saur c. 1615. According to Hollstein: 1617, because of a portrait by J. Stolker with incr. 'del. 1650/AE 27' (this portrait, however, represents Nicolaes Berchem, RKDimages 109135).
Deceased
Alkmaar 1687-11/1687-11-17
buried 17 November 1687 in the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar
Family relationships
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Son of Jan van den Bergh (c.1587/8-1650). He never married and lived with his unmarried sister Alysia/Loise (died 1688) (Belonje 1961; Vanaise 1965).
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  • Antwerpen 1630 - 1640
    ca. 1635 pupil (or perhaps employee in the studio?) of Rubens (Vanaise 1965, p. 234)
  • Ieper
    possibly back to Ypres, where his father still lived and worked (Vanaise 1965, p. 234)
  • Alkmaar 1646 - 1687
    listed in the guild on 16 June 1646. According to a document dated 29 April 1656 he lived in Lombardsteeg
  • Leiden 1648 - 1651
    Probably identical to Matthijs van den Bergh, mentioned in Leiden, who paid his entrance fee on 10 March 1648 and his annual fee on 13 October 1648, as well as in the years 1649, 1650 and 1651. In 1651 the record: departed from the city (Vanaise 1965, p. 234-235).
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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, landscape (as genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2022-04-07

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