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Jan Wildens

painter, draftsman
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1584/1586
1584 (Antwerp 1857/1863 and Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.1, p. 394 note 1); 1585 or 1586 (Adler)
Antwerp 1653-10-16
his death duties were met on 16 October 1653 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
Family relationships
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son of Hendrick Wildens I and Magdalena Vosbergen (died 1621); married November 12, 1619 in Antwerp cathedral to Marie Stappaert. They had two children: Jan-Baptist (baptized August 7, 1620 with Susanne Cock, Cornelis de Vos's wife as godmother) and Jeremias (September 27, 1621 - December 30, 1653), who became dean of the Guild in 1646/47 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.2, p. 177 note 1)
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  • Antwerpen 1596 - 1653
    apprentice in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1596; master in 1604 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Italië 1613 - 1618
  • Genua
    'for a short period' (Stoesser-Johnston 2018, p. 33 and 218, note 105)
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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.
landscape (as genre), architecture (genre), fruit piece
Wildens left his large personal collection to his son Jeremias; no. 631 was a fruit still life painted by Wildens himself (Denucé 1932, p. 168).
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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