Maria Moninckx

North Netherlandish
The Hague 1673/1676
also mentioned as '1676?' (Kloek 2009: 'A Maria Moninckx was baptized on April 22, 1673 in The Hague, but since the painter Maria Moninckx gave her age at her marriage to the 46-year-old businessman Martinus de la Ruel in 1723 as 47, it is likely that the Maria of 1673 was an older sister who died young').
Amsterdam 1757-02/1757-02-26
Maria Moninckx died in February 1757 and was buried on February 26 coming from her home on the Burgwal near 'het Rusland'. (Kloek 2009)
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daughter of Johannes Moninckx (1655 - 1714) and Ariaentje Pieters; her grandparents were Cornelis Moninckx and Maria Terborch, sister of Gesina Terborch: Machtelt Moninckx was her great-aunt; married in Amsterdam on 18 April 1723 to Martinus de la Ruel (1676-1759): the couple remained without issue. Her sister Magdalena married a painter Pieter Dinant, possibly family of her uncle Paulus Dinant (Kloek 2009)
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Kloek 2009: 'Maria Moninckx worked as a flower painter with Jan Moninckx (c. 1653-c. 1708), a decorative painter who was active in Delfland from 1672 to 1675 and after his marriage in Amsterdam. The family relationship between Maria and Jan is not (yet) known.'
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  • Amsterdam 1686 - 1757
    She probably moved to Amsterdam because of her collaboration with Jan Moninckx. Together with Alida Withoos and Johanna Helena Graff, Maria Moninckx worked as an artist on the so-called Moninckx Atlas, in which many plants from the Hortus Botanicus of Amsterdam were recorded in watercolors between 1686 and 1749 (Kloek 2009).
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flower piece, still life
De tentoonstelling over Frederik Ruysch in de Universiteitsbibliotheek is aanleiding geweest om alle platen van de Moninckx Atlas te digitaliseren en voor iedereen zichtbaar te maken in de nieuwe Beelddatabank Botanie, In maart 1685 werd de medicus en botanicus Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) aangesteld om les te geven in de plantkunde aan onder anderen chirurgijns en apothekers in de stad Amsterdam. Deze lessen vonden plaats in de Hortus Medicus in de Plantage. Vele uitheemse planten die door VOC-schepen waren meegebracht, werden in deze tuin opgekweekt, voor een belangrijk deel voor medisch gebruik. In het jaar volgend op de aanstelling van Ruysch werd besloten deze bijzondere planten vast te leggen met behulp van aquarellen. De schilder Jan Moninckx, schoonzoon van Ruysch, kreeg de opdracht deze te vervaardigen. Hij werd bijgestaan door een familielid, Maria Moninckx, en twee andere kunstenaars. In de periode 1686-1709 vervaardigden ze 420 schitterende aquarellen van exotische gewassen. Deze collectie, in 1749 nog uitgebreid met vijf aquarellen, is bekend geworden onder de naam Moninckx Atlas.
Creation date: 1999-01-21; Last modified date: 2020-06-10


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