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North Netherlandish
Born
Utrecht (city) 1597/1598
c. 1597-1598: at the occasion of his marriage in 1625 in Amsterdam he declared to be '27 jaer out'. According to Hoogewerff 1952 he was born in 1603.
Deceased
Utrecht (city) 1671-11/1671-11-13
He was buried in the Nicolaaskerk in Utrecht on 13 November 1671 (Saur 1995).
Family relationships
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son of the Utrecht glass painter Herman Beernts van Bijlert; married 1) Margrita Kemings in Amsterdam on 30 May 1625; 2) Cecilia van Velthoven in 1660
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1624 - 1671
earliest dated painting 'Saint Sebastian assisted by Saint Irene' from 1624 in Rohrau, Graf Harrach'sche Familiensammlung
Active in
  • Utrecht (stad)
    as apprentice of Abraham Bloemaert
  • Parijs 1614 - 1616
    stayed here two years
  • Aix-en-Provence
    stayed here for half a year
  • Rome 1620 - 1624
    According to Hoogewerff 1959 he arrived in Rome in March 1621 with his colleagues Jan Gerritsz. van Bronckhorst and Cornelis van Poelenburch; 1623 he was co-founder of the Schildersbent, together with Cornelis van Poelenburch and Willem Molijn (Saur 1995)
  • Amsterdam 1625
    married Margriete Kemings in 1625
  • Utrecht (stad) 1625 - 1671
    became a member of the Utrecht militia in 1625; 1630 member of the Reformed Church; 1634 member of the brotherhood of the Sint Jobsgasthuis, of which he was a caretaker 1642-1643
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Subjects
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allegory, genre, history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene, fruit piece
A fruit still life with a large roemer and the rind of a fruit, is mentioned in a lottery organized by Jan de Bont at Wijk-bij-Duurstede in 1649 (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 37)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Art movement
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Caravaggisti
Member of
  • Bentvueghels
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Utrecht)
    He became a member of Saint Luke's Guild in 1630, according to Saur 1995 already as early as 1626; active as dean from 1632 till 1637 (Saur 1995); In 1639 the painters separated themselves from the sculptors and a new guild was erected: the "Schilders-College". Van Bijlert became alternately between 1654/55 and 1667-1670 it's dean and it's 'overman' (head-man) (Huys Janssen 1998, p. 46-50).
Creation date: 1991-11-25; Last modified date: 2021-03-14

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