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draftsman, painter
One seldom sees his paintings, since he spent most of his time drawing on paper, which drawings were held in high esteem by the connoisseurs' (Houbraken 1718-1721). There are no known paintings by him (Schatborn et al. 2001).
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Deceased
1686
Worst must have died in or after 1686, witness the date on a signed drawing (Schatborn et al. 2001).
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
travelling-companion of Johan Lingelbach between 1644 and 1650.
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1645 - 1686
ca. 1645 (Schatborn et al. 2001); documented 1655-1686 (Alsteens/Buijs/Mathot 2008)
Active in
  • Rome 1645 - 1650
    'His [Johannes Lingelbach's] contemporary and particularly close friend, Jan Worst, painted fine Italian landscapes. He was with him in Rome' (Houbraken 1719); Lingelbach was in Italy between 1644 and 1650 and Worst must consequently also have been working there at around this time (Schatborn et al. 2001).
  • Vienne (Isère) 1655-07-19
    according to his own inscription on two drawing he was in Vienne on 19 July 1655 (Schatborn et al. 2001)
  • Lyon 1656-01
    Maybe worked in Lyon until January 1656, where there was a large expatriate community (Schatborn et al. 2001). Worst was in Lyon at the same time as De Moucheron (in 1655 and 1656) and, like him, made drawings around the Grande Chartreuse. The two artists probably went out drawing together and will undoubtedly have looked over each other's shoulders from time to time. Worst's manner of drawing and De Moucheron's are very alike, so confusion as to attribution is possible (Schatborn et al. 2001).
  • Grenoble 1656-01
    According to his own inscription on a drawing he was in the Grenoble area, near the Grande Chartreuse in January 1656 (Schatborn et al. 2001).
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Subjects
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)
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-05-17

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