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Daniël Seghers

DS.Soc tis JESV (DS intertwined, 'tis' in superscript)
painter, priest, court painter
When the Elector Frederic III saw a painting by Daniel Seghers in The Hague in 1646, he expressed his wish to own a Seghers painting. Seghers sent him such a painting in 1647 (Gerson 1942/83, p. 229, note 3, with literature).
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1590-12-03
baptized on 6 December 1590 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, p. 474, note 4). Houbraken already mentioned the year 1590.
Antwerp 1661-11-02
Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, p. 474, note 4
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son of the rich silk merchant Peter Seghers (1538-c. 1601) and Margaretha van Gheele
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Cooperation with Poussin in Rome (1625-1627) with a few religious representations; cooperation with Domenichino (formerly in the literature supposedly a follower of Guido Reni) in about 1626 in Rome with a flower still life, for which Domenichino painted the cartouche. Collaborated with many leading artists in Antwerp (Thieme/Becker 1936)
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  • Utrecht (stad) 1605 - 1609
    c. 1605; at age eleven (approx. 1601) Seghers moved with his mother to the North, probably to Utrecht, where his study time began (Thieme/Becker 1936)
  • Antwerpen 1609 - 1614
    c. 1609 apprentice in the Guild with Jan Brueghel.; in 1611 accepted as Master in the same Guild ; member of the 'Sodalité des célibataires' on 10 December 1614 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, p. 474, note 4)
  • Mechelen 1614 - 1617
    novitiate with the Jesuits in Mechelen (Thieme/Becker 1936)
  • Antwerpen 1617 - 1621
    Thieme-Becker 1936
  • Brussel 1621 - 1625
    27 July 1625 he received his ordination as a priest (Thieme/Becker 1936)
  • Rome 1625 - 1627
    in the house of the Jesuits (Thieme/Becker 1936)
  • Antwerpen 1627 - 1661
    became the successor of Jan Brueghel as leading painter of flowers (Thieme/Becker 1936)
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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.
still life, flower piece
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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