Aernout Smit

North Netherlandish
Amsterdam (city) 1640-06-24/1641
In a notarial deed he was called, in 1667 'omtrent 26 jaren' old (c. 26 years old) (Giltaij/Kelch 1996); also see Jager 2016, p. 340
Amsterdam (city) 1710-07/1710-07-20
(probably) buried on 20 July 1710 on the Leidse Kerkhof (Giltaij/Kelch 1996)
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He is probably the Aert Smit, who was baptized on 24 June 1640 in Nieuwpoort as son of Jan Cornelisz. from Langerak and Janneke Aers (Jager 2016, p. 340); on 1 september 1663 he posted banns in Amsterdam with Marretje Jans, giving his profession as 'sailor' (varensgezel)
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  • Amsterdam (stad) 1667 - 1710
    c. 1667-1710: he is first mentioned as a painter in a document of art dealer Laurens Cornelisz. Conincks. He lived on Prinsengracht and later in the Reestraat. In 1688 he is mentioned in the Guild. At the time of his death he was living in the Vijzelstraat, corner Kerkstraat (Jager 2016, p. 340-341)
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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.
landscape (genre), beach scene
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2023-05-16


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