Jacob van Swanenburgh

North Netherlandish
Leiden 1571-04-21
Utrecht (city) 1638-10-16
died during a visit to Utrecht (Ekkart 1998, p. 127); buried 17 October 1638
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Isaac Claesz. van Swanenburg, brother of Claes en Willem van Swanenburg
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Leiden
    left for Italy c. 1591
  • Venetië 1591
  • Florence
  • Rome
  • Napels 1596 - 1615
    c. 1596; married in Napels on 28 November 1599 to Margaretha De Cardone; sold paintings directly from his workshop; was prosecuted in 1608 by the Neapolitan Curia for displaying paintings depicting scenes of witchcraft in his shop (Van Regteren Altena 1936; Osnabrugge 2015, p. 26)
  • Leiden 1616
  • Napels 1617
    went back to Naples to fetch his wife and children (Houbraken 1718, Ekkart 1998, p. 127)
  • Leiden 1618 - 1638
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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.
architecture (genre), history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene
An archival resource proves that Van Swanenburg also worked as a portraitist (Ekkart 1998, p. 128).
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-26; Last modified date: 2021-11-24


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