Cornelis Biltius

North Netherlandish, German
The Hague 1653-11/1653-11-12
baptized 12 November 1653 (Renckens 1953)
in or after 1686, probably in Germany (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
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son of Jacob Biltius and Adriana Proot van der Jeucht, brother of Bartholomeus Biltius (1668-1687)
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Active in
  • Amsterdam
  • Maastricht 1666 - 1670
    moved with his father to Maastricht; his father moved to Antwerp in 1671
  • Bonn 1670 - 1679
    in the 1670s, probably 1673
  • Keulen 1670 - 1679
    in the 1670s
  • Ehrenbreitstein (Fort) 1679-06 - 1680-10-09
    was here in the service of Hofmeister Georg Friedrich von Bronsart, Herr von Bostorf (died 1690). Bronsart was working for the elector of Trier. Biltius was paid 10 Thalern a month and one Thaler for colors; loding, food and other materials were provided by the employer. Biltius delivered 12 paintings for his employer and made 6 paintings on his own account. Furthermore he improved 34 paintings for his employer, for which he was paid 34 Thaler (Schieckel/Vey 1970).
  • Würzburg 1680 - 1686
    in the 1680s
  • Neurenberg 1684
    made a painting for a patron in Nuremberg in 1684 (RKDimages 282630)
  • Bamberg 1680 - 1686
    in the 1680s also possibly in Bamberg
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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.
still life, game piece (still life), animal painting (genre), trompe-l'oeil (still life)
a hunting still-life in Ghent and Cologne; trompe-l'oeils a.o. in Würzburg from 1682, in Bonn from 1684, in Nuremberg from 1686 (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 38)
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2021-01-23


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