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painter, etcher, draftsman, art dealer (person), art collector
From an inventary of 1667 (after his death) it appaers he owned 134 etchings by Rembrandt.
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1592-09/1592-09-07
baptized 7 September 1592 (Visscscher 1851, p. 60)
Deceased
Rome 1667-04-21
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Hans de Wael and Catharina Moens, younger brother of Lucas de Wael, nephew of Jan Snellinck I
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).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen 1610 - 1615
    Not much is known about his first activities in Antwerp (Stausser 2018, p. 45). He departed c. 1613 for Italy together with his brother Lucas (Thieme/Becker 1942, p. 18).
  • Genua 1619 - 1625
    Stausser 2018, p. 45
  • Rome 1625 - 1627
    Stausser 2018, p. 45
  • Genua 1627 - 1656
    acted frequently as host for travelling artists from Flanders; gained Genoese citizenship on 21 October 1642 (Stausser 2018, p. 46-52)
  • Rome 1656 - 1667
    c. 1656-1667; lived first at the Via del Purificazione, later at the Via Rasella (Stausser 2018, p. 52-58)
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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.
landscape (as genre), marine (as genre), cityscape, peasant genre, inn scene, military genre, street scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-01; Modification on: 2018-12-06

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