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JP
Qualifications
painter, draftsperson, print artist
Born
Gent 1584
probably 1584: he was 21 when he married 5 May 1605 (Dumas 2013, p. 11). Houbraken 1718 mentions that he was born in Kaag or Leiden.
Deceased
Zoeterwoude-Dorp 1632-01-29
Family relationships
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son of Jan Pourchelles (a sea captain) and Anna van Vaernewijk; brother-in-law of Hendrick van Anthonissen; married to 1) Jacquemyntje Jansdr in Rotterdam on 8 May 1605, with whom he had four children (Jacquemyntje, born 1606), Anneke (born (1609), Julius (ca. 1610-1645), Jan Porcellis (born 1620); married to 2) Janneke Flessiers, daughter of marine painter Balthasar Flessiers I (Jager 2016)
See also
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  • Gent 1583 - 1584
  • Rotterdam (stad) 1585 - 1605
    Moved here with his parents; married here in 1605 in the Reformed Church
  • Londen (Engeland) 1606 - 1609
    His daughter Jacquemijntgen was born in London in 1606 (Haverkorn van Rijsewijk 1906; Bredius 1916, p. 614; De Beer 2013, p. 16). Two of his works entered the royal collection of Prince Henry: earliest extant work, probably overdoor work for St. James's Palace (De Beer 2013, p. 16; Town 2014)
  • Middelburg (stad, Zeeland) 1609
    29 October 1609 a daughter Anna was baptized in Middelburg (Walsh 1971)
  • Rotterdam (stad) 1615
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1615 - 1620
    free master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1617 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Gent 1620
  • Londen (Engeland) 1622 - 1622-02-22
    His wife Jacquemyntje was buried at St. Botolph without Aldgate on 16 February 1622 (Town 2014).
  • Haarlem (stad) 1622 - 1623
    On 7 August 1622 he was back in Haarlem and posted banns with Janneke Flessiers. As Balthasar Flessiers was a resident 1618-1621 in St. Botolph without Aldgate, it is likely that the couple met in London (Walsh 1974, p. 658; Town 2014).
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1624 - 1626
  • Voorburg (Zuid-Holland) 1626
  • Zoeterwoude-Dorp 1627 - 1632
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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.
marine (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2022-07-17

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