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Gerard Pietersz. van Zijl

Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Leiden 1607/1608
c. 1607/8. He is mentioned as 'Gerardus Petri van Zyl, Leidensis. 44' in the Album Studiosorum of Leyden University on 18 November 1652 (The Hague 1875, p. 425). The earlier suggestion that he was born in Haarlem, thus appears to be refuted.
Deceased
Amsterdam 1665-12/1665-12-19
buried on 19 December 1665 (De Vries 1886).
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He was possibly the father of Anthonie Geeraards, painter of genre scenes (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998).
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genre, portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2020-10-05

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