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Johannes van der Ast

Qualifications
painter
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Middelburg (Zeeland) 1573/1593
before 1593 (Jansen et al. 1984)
Deceased
1618/1628
in or after 1618 (Willigen/Meijer 2003)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Hans van der Ast (1542 - 1609) and Heyltken Mertens (1552 - died before 1609) older brother of Maria and Balthasar van der Ast; brother-in-law of Ambrosius Bosschaert, who also became his guardian in 1609 (Ecartico)
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  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1593
  • Bergen op Zoom 1615
    on November 4, 1615 there is a mention of a flower painting sold to merchant Hans de la Foor by Hans van der Ast, retouched by Bosschaert I (Briels 1997)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1616
    is a witness for Ambrosius Bosschaert I when drafting a deed (Jansen et al. 1984)
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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.
still life, flower piece
known since 1964 of a small panel with a flower still life with the brand I.V.A. currently in a private collection in Richmond; other attributions by Bol and in Bakker et al. 1984 are not convincing according to Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 29
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1993-11-05; Last modified date: 2021-05-07

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