Jan Gabrielsz. Sonjé

North Netherlandish
Delft (city) 1625
c. 1625. When he registered as a member of the Guild on 3 September 1646 he was called as being born in Delft
Rotterdam (city) 1697-01/1697-01-15
He is probably identical with the ' Jan gabereijeltsse opt Oostende' who is buried on 15 January 1697 (Jager 2016, p. 343 and note 18) The date 1707-09, which is named in older literature (and in RKD artists!) is mistaken, all the more as he is alrady mentioned as being deseased in a list of 1698 (Jager 2016, p. 343, notes 16 & 17)
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On 20 January 1658 he married Elisabeth de Jong from Rotterdam, with whom he had three daughters baptized between 1658 and 1663. When she died is not known, but Sonje remarried in 1665 in Dordrecht with Claesje Kerckenburgh from Geertruidenberg (Jager 2016, p. 342-343, inventory of his Estate in June 1665) Between 1667 and 1675 they had three sons baptized
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Mase and Sonjé frequently worked together, where Sonjé painted the landscape and Van Mase the figures
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  • Delft (stad) 1646 - 1654
    From 3 September 1646 member of Sint-Lucasgilde. he left the town after the Gunpowder explosion of 1654
  • Rotterdam (stad) 1654 - 1658
    There are no mentions of Sonje between 1654 and 6 January 1658, but it is supposed that he was living in Rotterdam during that time
  • Dordrecht (stad) 1665
  • Rotterdam (stad) 1665 - 1697
    in 1678,1686,1692 dean of the Guild
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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.
italianate, landscape (genre), river landscape, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2023-03-27


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