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Jan Wildens

painter, draftsman
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1584/1586
1585 or 1586 (Adler); according Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003: 1583/84
Antwerp 1653-10-16
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Married November 12, 1619 in the cathedral with Marie Stappaert. They had two children: Jan-Baptist (baptized August 7, 1620 with Susanne Cock, Cornelis de Vos's wife as a baptismal mother) and Jeremias (September 27, 1621 - December 30, 1653), who became master of the guild in 1646/47.
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  • Antwerpen 1596 - 1653
    registered as a pupil in 1596 and in 1604 as master of the guild
  • Italië 1613 - 1618
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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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