Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert

South Netherlandish
Bergen op Zoom 1613/1614
Antwerp 1654-01-23
He remained unmarried all his life. Artus Quellinus made his bust on his tomb (Wurzbach 1910)
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Willeboirts painted together with Schut a Martyrdom of Saint George (Wurzbach 1910); for a cooperation of Bosschaert and J.Dz. de Heem see RKDImages 45212
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1628 - 1654
Active in
  • Bergen op Zoom
    his first teacher seems to have been a master of Bergen op Zoom, whose name is unknown to us
  • Antwerpen 1628 - 1637
    became a 'pporter'(citizen) of Antwerp on August 7, 1637
  • Berlijn 1637
    made a three year journey through Germany, Italy and Spain (Thieme/Becker 1947)
  • Italië 1637 - 1640
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1640
    worked in the decorations of the Torre de la Parada
  • Antwerpen 1640 - 1642
  • Den Haag 1642 - 1650
  • Antwerpen 1650 - 1654
    In 1650 he bought the house in which in Jan Bruegel had his workshop (Wurzbach 1910); made some paintings for a monastery in Fuensaldaña (Spain) (Díaz Padrón 1972)
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Christian religious scene, history (as a genre), portrait, animal painting (genre), mythology, fruit piece
He painted seventeen paintings with mythological subjects between 1642 and 1647 for stadtholder Frederick Henry and later also worked for his son, William II (Wurzbach 1910; Thieme/Becker 1947); in 1657 the Amsterdam art-dealer De Renialme psossesed ' a painting with fruit by Wilbort'. ('een schilderij met fruyten door Wilbort' ) This could possibly be a painting with another painter just like RKDImages 45212 (Willeboirts and De Heem) (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
oil paint
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Entered on: 1992-02-01; Modification on: 2018-07-31


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