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Qualifications
painter, draftsperson, copyist, art dealer (person)
sold paintings to the court in Dresden (Hantzsch 1902)
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish (school)
Born
Mechelen 1555
c. 1555
Deceased
Amsterdam 1596-06/1596-06-16
buried 16 June 1596
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of glasspainter Rombout Boels (died 1570) and Anneke Gotthens (died c.1603) from Mechelen: Anneke remarried c. 1572 to painter Hans Bol (Briels 1997). Frans was married to Maycken Schuyt from Antwerp, date and place unknown; his daughter Anna was married in 1612 to Jacques Le Mercier, goldsmith from Brussels, while his son Franciscus died as a novice of the Jesuits in Antwerp in 1625) (Briels 1997)
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).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1572 - 1584
    went to Antwerp with his stepfather Hans Bol and from there to Amsterdam (van der Linden 2015)
  • Amsterdam 1584 - 1596
    (van der Linden 2015)
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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.
genre, landscape (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-21; Last modified date: 2021-03-17

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