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print artist, print publisher, printseller, court artist, draftsman, reproductive engraver
'graveur ordinaire du roy ert conseiller en son académie de peinture et de sculpture' (Grivel 1986); mainly a reproductive engraver, worked after more than 70 painters (Saur 2002).
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish, French
naturalized French on October 25th 1675; the decision was ratified on March 2nd 1676 (Grivel 1986).
Born
Antwerp 1640-10-20
Grivel 1986
Deceased
Paris 1707-04-02
in the Hôtel des Gobelins; he was buried the next day by his son Gérard, his brother Gaspard François and his to sons-in-law Grégoire Dupuis and Jean Chaufourier (register of the Church of St. Hippolyte) (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Son of Bernard Edelinck and Anne de Winter, brother of Gaspard François and Jean Edelinck. His father Bernard was a tailor and a native of Munster (citizen of Antwerp on 1653-05-02). In 1668, failed marriage plans with a daughter of the print publisher Baltazar Moncornet. Gérard Edelinck finally was married to Madeleine Reguesson (died 1686), daughter of the engraver and publisher Nicolas Reguesson and Marguerite Isaac (daughter of the Flemish print artist and print publisher Jasapar de Isaac), on May 1st 1672 (Saur 2002). Edelinck thus became the nephew of the engraver Claude Isaac and of Robert de Nanteuil, both present at the wedding. Philippe de Champaigne and Charles Le Brun were also present at the ceremony (Grivel 1986). Two of Gérard Edelinck's sons entered the naval administration: Charles (born April 1st, 1673) who died on January 31st, 1712 aboard the 'Fidèle' and Gerard II (born April 13th, 1678) who was first draftsman and painter and obtained on January 21st, 1721 the 'brevet de maître à dessiner '(drawing master patent) in the naval guards (Grivel 1986). Gérard Edelinck's daughter Marie Madeleine Geneviève got married to Grégoire Dupuis, printseller and publisher, son of the publisher Jean Dupuis and Marie Mariette (thus nephew of Pierre II Mariette), on February 9th, 1700 (Saur 2002) . His other daughter Anne was married to the engraver Jean Chaufourier on November 5th, 1703 (Grivel 1986).
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).
As a reproductive engraver, he worked most often after Hyacinthe Rigaud (19 times) followed by Le Brun and François de Troy (both 11 times), Champaigne (10 times), Largillière and Henri Wattelé (9 each) and Pierre Mignard (8 times) (Saur 2002) Edelinck worked on the 'Cabinet du Roi', for which he was appointed as an adviser and first draughtsman ('premier dessinateur') by François Chauveau (Grivel 1986; Saur 2002). In 1698 his portrait was painted by Hyacinthe Rigaud (Saur 2002). Another portrait of Gérard Edelinck was engraved by R. Devaux after a painting by François Tortebat (Grivel 1986).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen 1652-05-03 - 1664-09-18
    free master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp between 18 September 1663 and 18 September 1664 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Parijs 1666
    arrives in Paris 1666 (Grivel 1986)
  • Parijs 1672-05-01 - 1672-06-18
    The marriage contract of March 28, 1672 stipulates that the dowry consists of half of the fund of engraved boards and prints and half of the printing works which belonged to the parents of the bride. The couple are associated with Marguerite Isaac, and Edelinck joined his own boards to the pre-existing fund. Thus, from May 1st, 1672, Edelinck was a printseller on the rue Saint-Jacques, 'Au Séraphin', in front of the Hotel du Lion Ferré. The association ceased on June 18th, 1672, with the death of Marguerite Isaac, mother of his wife (Grivel 1986).
  • Parijs 1699-09
    takes part in the salon organized in the Grande Galerie of the Louvre in September 1699: he exhibited 6 prints (Grivel 1986)
  • Parijs 1702-10-25 - 1707-04-02
    Gérard Edelinck is said to live at the Hôtel des Gobelins in his wife's post-death inventory, on October 25th 1702. He is then said to be the tutor of Gérard (23 years old) and Nicolas (21 years old). He died at the Hôtel des Gobelins (Grivel 1986).
Teacher at academy/university
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961
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active in
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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.
history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene
devotional paintings after old masters, in the period 1673-1675 one almanach per year, history scenes, the largest portion of his works (approximately 5/5) are portraits (Saur 2002).
Member of
  • Sint-Lucasgilde (Antwerpen)
    apprentice in the guild 1652-05-03, master in the guild in 1663-06-04 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • He is a warden of the 'confrérie de la nation flamande' in Paris in 1677 (Grivel 1986).
  • Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
    nominated as an 'académicien' on 1677-03-06 (Grivel 1986)
  • becomes an knight of the 'Order de Saint-Michel' in 1695 (Saur 2002)
Creation date: 1991-12-14; Last modified date: 2021-05-11

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