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painter, draftsman, print artist, mezzotinter, pastelist, court painter, art dealer (person)
one of the first artists to use the mezzotint technique, which he probably helped to develop
Born
Lille (France) 1623-05/1623-05-30
baptized on 30 mei 1623, l'église St. Sauveur, Lille
Deceased
Amsterdam 1677-08-28
died 28 August 1677 (Van Kerkwijk 1915, p. 134); buried 2 September 1677 (Stadsarchief/City Archives Amsterdam, DTB 1130, p. 321 and p. 322) from his home at the Fluwelen Burgwal
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the linnen merchant Jean Vaillant; brother of Jean Vaillant II; half-brother of Bernard Vaillant; half-brother of Jacques Vaillant
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Confusion between the brothers' work persists (Jeffares 2006, p. 524). David de Neufville probably was a patron of Vaillant in Frankfurt (R. van Leeuwen, 2017).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen 1637 - 1639
    pupil of Erasmus Quellinus (II) in 1637 (Terwesten 1776); documented 17 September 1639 as Quellinus' pupil at the age of 16, 150 fl. per year (Van den Branden 1883)
  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1647 - 1649
  • Amsterdam 1652 - 1653
  • Frankfurt am Main 1656 - 1658
    painted portraits of prominent people and became very well-known (Wurzbach 1910). His brother Jean lived in Frankfurt.
  • Heidelberg 1658
    was accompanied by his half-brother Bernard
  • Frankfurt am Main 1658 - 1659
    was accompanied by his half-brother Bernard
  • Parijs 1659 - 1663
    Marquis von Grammont (Gramont) took him to Paris; in the company of Willem Schellinks in June 1663 (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 55), was accompanied by his half-brother Bernard
  • Amsterdam 1664 - 1677
    courtpainter of Pince Willem Friso, stadholder of Friesland (Briels 1997); lived in a house at the Fluwelen Burgwal
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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.
portrait, game piece (still life), peasant genre, genre, fish piece, trompe-l'oeil (still life), Christian religious scene, mythology
fish still-life in Rotterdam with the same cat as seen in his hunting still-lifes (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 200)
Medium/technique
oil paint, mezzotint, pastel
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Creation date: 1992-01-31; Last modified date: 2021-03-10

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