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painter, decorative painter (of interiors), staffage painter, draftsperson, art dealer (person), art collector, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, court painter
Régnier owned many paintings by Flemish and Dutch painters. Bedoni mentions, among others, Paul Bril, Rubens, Frans Pourbus, Lucas van Leijden and Herri met de Bles. She bases this on the text of Levi ('Le collezioni veneziane d'arte e d'antichità dal secolo XIV ai nostri giorni', 1900).
Born
Maubeuge 1588-09/1588-09-09
christened on September 9, 1588 (Lemoine 2007)
Deceased
Venice 1667-11-20
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
half-brother of the artist Michele di Giovanni Desubleo (Michel Desoubleay); married on 1 October 1623 in Rome with Cecilia Bezzi (Lemoine 1997, p. 55); two his four daughters (born before 1631), Lucrezia and Clorinda, famed for their beauty, not only posed as models but were also painters themselves and married painters themselves: Clorinda with Pietro della Vecchia and Lucretia with Daniel van Dyck (Fantelli 1974 and Logan 1994); his daughter Angelica Mattia was christened on 10 Septermber 1631 in the S. Cassiano: her godfather was a rich Flemish merchant Alvise Dubois, who was connected to the art-dealer Daniel Nys. (Lemoine 1997, p. 58 and note 59)
See also
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Desubleo was his half-brother, van den Dyck and Vecchia were sons-in law.
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  • Antwerpen (stad) 1610 - 1615
    c. 1610-1615; apprentice of Abraham Janssens I (Saur 2018)
  • Parma 1616 - 1617
    c. 1616-1617; 1616: registered as a staffage painter at the Farnèse court; 1617: application to Ranuccio Farnèse to practice as a painter (Meijer 1992)
  • Rome 1617 - 1625
    c. 1617-1625/26; one of the founders of the 'Bentvueghels'; 1620-1621: with the Dutch Caravaggists David de Haen and Dirck van Baburen working in the Sant'Andrea delle Fratte; 1621: In his studio, Régnier housed an 'accademia del nudo', which was frequented by painters such as Paolo Signoretti, Tomasso Luini and Giovanni Battista Greppi; 1622-1623: working in the Palazzo Giustiniani as 'house painter' of Marquis Vincenzo Giustiniani; 1624-1625: close involvement with the Accademia di San Luca; on March 22, 1625, Régnier was present at a reunion of the Accademia di San Luca at Simon Vouet's house: this was the last time his name was associated with the Accademia. Between 1622-1623 his name is not listed in the Stati delle anime, which points to his employment as 'pittore domestico' by the Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani as successor of David de Haen, who died in August 1622; Regnier got married in October 1623 in the S. Maria del Popolo, although his witnesses came from the Parish of the Giustiniani. After his marriage he went to Venice (Saur 2018); also se Lemoine 1997, p. 55: last mention in Rome on 22 March 1625, during a secret gathering of the Accademia di San Luca in the house of Simon Vouet.
  • Venetië 1626 - 1667
    on 6 June 1626 signed the painting 'Allegory of Wisdom' (now in the Palazzo Reale, Turin), commissioned by the Court of Savoy; was enrolled in the Venetian Guild in 1626 and began setting up a collection of paintings that same year. In 1632 Regnier and his family (Nicolas, his wife and three daughters, probably Lucretia, Clorinda and Angelica) established themselves in the parish of S. Cassiano, never to leave there again. In the census of 1642 11 people were living at is address. In 1661 he was living 'calle del Campanile, Corte della casa Micchiel', near the Rialto, where his immedeate neighbour was Paolo del Sera, merchant, collectioner and agent of grandduke Leopold de Medici. From del Sera's correspondance with his master, we know that Regnier was often consulted 1661-1667 in cases of expertise, especially for drawings. Regnier was also very geat friends with the Reynst brothers from Amsterdam. His fourth daughter Anna Isabetta was christened in the S. cassiano on 19 November 1636 (Lemoine 1997, p. 57-58). Regnier's only son, Giovanni Paolo, was christened 27 October 1639 (Lemoine 1997, p. 62 note 68). 1667: death of Régnier, buried in San Cassiano
  • Modena 1638 - 1639
    working at the Court of d'Este, where he painted several portraits
  • Bologna 1639
  • Mantua 1639
    employed by the Gonzagas
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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.
allegory, genre, history (genre), portrait, portrait, group portrait, Christian religious scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Caravaggisti
Creation date: 1992-01-24; Last modified date: 2022-04-07

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