Adam Willaerts

painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
London (England) 1577-07/1577-07-21
according to the register of births of Austin Friars, London, baptized on 21 July 1577 (Nelemans 1999); according to older literature born in Antwerp in 1577
Utrecht (city) 1664-04-04
de Bie 1662; buried in the chapel of the Monastery of St. Agnes, 4 April 1664 (Giltaij/Kelch 1996)
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son of Adam Willaerts I and Maria Sampson; married in Utrecht on 16 May 1605 to Mayken Adriaens van Herwijck; father of Cornelis, Abraham, Isaac, Hester and Abigael Willaerts
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  • Londen (Engeland) 1577
    at his marriage in 1605 he is mentioned as 'bachelor from London' (Luijten et al. 1993, p. 325)
  • Leiden 1585
  • Amsterdam 1589
  • Utrecht (stad) 1597 - 1664
    Received together with Salomon Vredeman de Vries the assignement for the depictions on the organ shutters in Utrecht Minster in 1602; became a citizen (poorter) in 1608; in 1611 co-founder of Saint Luke's Guild, dean in 1620-1622, 1624-1631, 1636-1637
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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), marine (as genre), beach scene, portrait, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-05-09


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