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painter, draftsman, decorative painter (of interiors), art dealer (person)
he conduct an art dealership with the United Kingdom through his relative Jan Franciscus Beschey van Hemeldonck 2007)
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1708-11/1708-11-20
baptized in St. Jacob's Church on November 20, 1708 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
Deceased
Antwerp 1776-04-15
died in the Keizerstraat and was buried in the church of the Michielsabdij (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872)
Family relationships
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Son of Jacob Beschey and Maria-Theresia Huaert; married on 14 January 1753 in St. Walburgis Church to Johanna Catharina Rosa Pauwels (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
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  • Antwerpen 1730 - 1776-04-15
    on 14 March 1753 master in the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961) // In 1749 Baltahsar Beschey bought the house 'Den Drijhoeck', St.-Jansstraat for 572 guilders (Notary M. Kramp, N 2330 f 513) as well as 5 small houses in Gasthuisbeemden // October 9, 1751 B. Beschey sent 9 paintings with a value of 270 guilders to Jan Franciscus Beschey in London - note against captain Edwards (Notary J.F. van Tongerloo, N 4598 no. 62) // In 1754 he rented the house 'Het Vosken', Korte Klarenstraat from the Association of Diamond Cutters, who nevertheless keep their Chamber for meetings (Notary J.F. van Tongerloo, N 4601 no. 58) // on 9 October 1755 he made a will with his wife Joanne Catharina Pauwels (Notary G.D. Vervlaessen, N 4795 no. 20 // January 18, 1771: purchase of the house 'De Fortuyn' on the Borchtgracht (Notary Fr.J. van Paesschen, N 4407 f 16) // 1775, July 13: certificate from a carpenter and a bricklayer about the split wall of the house of painter B. Beschey on the corner of the "Vier Winden" southward (Arenbergstraat) (Notary P. Schepmans, N 3110 no. 54. // 1776: probate inventory of Balthasar Beschey, painter, director of the Royal Academy, widower of Joanna Catharina Rosa Pauwels; he died April 15, 1776 in 'Den Roosenhoet', Keizerstraat.No children (Notary P. Schepmans, N 2937 no. 59) (van Hemeldonck 2007)
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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.
Christian religious scene, landscape (as genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2021-02-10

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