Johann Spilberg (II)

painter, court painter
According to Houbraken he learned Latin and other languages before he became a painter.
German, North Netherlandish
Düsseldorf (city) 1619-04-30
Houbraken 1721
Düsseldorf (city) 1690-08-10
Houbraken 1721
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nephew of Gabriel Spilberg, son of Johann Spilberg I. Notice of marriage 3 July 1649, 29 years old, living at the Oudezijds Kerkhof in Amsterdam, to Marrite Gerrits (De Vries 1886). Houbraken called his wife Maria Fis and states that they married on 20 July 1649. The couple had two sons and three daughters, among them Adriana Spilberg.
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Active in
  • Düsseldorf (stad)
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1638 - 1648
    went to Antwerp to visit Rubens with a letter of recommendation of Duke Wolfgang Wilhelm. When he heard that Rubens had passed away, Spilberg went to Amsterdam instead, where he became a pupil of Govert Flinck.
  • Düsseldorf (stad) 1648
    probably visited Dusseldorf in 1648 (1648 dated portraits of Wolfgang Wilhelm von der Pfalz-Neuburg and members of his family)
  • Keulen (stad) 1648
    was sent by Wolfgang Wilhelm von der Pfalz-Neuburg with the field marshal to Cologne to paint a portrait of the Gentlewoman von Fürstenberg (Houbraken 1721, p. 44)
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1649 - 1650
    married in Amsterdam to Maria Gerrits, 3 July 1649; became a citizen of Amsterdam in 1650
  • Düsseldorf (stad) 1651 - 1654
    c. 1651-1653
  • Amsterdam (stad) 1654 - 1661
    c. 1654-1661
  • Düsseldorf (stad) 1661 - 1690
    c. 1661-1690. He
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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.
landscape (genre), portrait
oil paint
Creation date: 1994-02-24; Last modified date: 2023-05-16


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