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GK
G.K.; Kneller sometimes used the monogram "GK", but most of his works are signed and dated in full
Nationality/school
German, English
naturalized as British citizen in 1683
Born
Lübeck 1646-08-08
Deceased
London (England) 1723-10-19/1723-10-27
Family relationships
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son of son of the painter and verger (of Saint Catherine’s Church) Zacharias Zacharias Kniller (1611-1672) and Lucia Beuten (died 1689); younger brother of the painter Johann Zacharias Kneller (1644-1702), older brother of Andreas Kneller (1649-1724), who became a composer.
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
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  • Leiden 1660 - 1665
    originally sent to Leiden to study mathematics and the construction of fortifications there
  • Amsterdam 1660 - 1665
    in the early 1660s a pupil of Rembrandt and Ferdinand Bol
  • Rome 1672 - 1674
    active in the workshops of Bernini and Maratti
  • Venetië 1672 - 1674
    met the Dutch painter Robert Duval (1649-1732) (Bakker 2017)
  • Neurenberg 1674
    painted here the portrait of the sculptor Georg Schweigger (RKDimages 273605)
  • Lübeck 1675 - 1676
    painted an epitaph for his father who died in 1676, together woth his brother Johann Zacharias (Bakker 2017)
  • Hamburg 1676
    painted portraits of the family of the art lover Jacob de le Boë, the brother of the Leiden scholar and collector Franciscus de le Boë Sylvius (1614-1672); took the boat from Hamburg to London in 1676
  • Londen (Engeland) 1676
  • Londen (Engeland) 1677 - 1682
    Kneller rented rooms with a French tailor in Durham Yard (now surroundings of Durham House Street)(Stewart 1983). Coordinate determined from John Rocque's map of London from 1746.
  • Londen (Engeland) 1682 - 1703
    In 1682 Kneller moved into a house in the north-east corner ot the Piazza of Covent Garden (Stewart 1983). Coordinate determined from John Rocque's map of London from 1746.
  • Frankrijk 1684 - 1685
  • Brussel 1697
  • Londen (Engeland) 1703 - 1723
    Kneller bought a house in Great Queen Street in 1704, near Lincoln's Inn Fields. (Stewart 1983). Also Kneller's Academy of Painting and Drawing was established here 1711-1716. Coordinate determined from John Rocque's map of London from 1746.
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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
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2021-01-17

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