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engraver (printmaker), painter, author, art theorist, tapestry designer
Especially known for his theoretical treatise 'Sentimens des plus habiles peintres sur la pratique de la peinture et de la sculpture, mis en tables de préceptes, avec plusieurs discours académiques et conférences tenues en présence de M. Colbert (Parijs 1680)'
Nationality/school
French, North Netherlandish
Born
Paris 1616
Deceased
The Hague 1695-04-17
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the French courtpainter Gilles Testelin (1589/1592-1632); brother of Louis Testelin
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Biographical information
Education
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
Testelin was in 1648 one of the founders of this Académie.
Active in
  • Parijs 1636 - 1681
    as of c. 1636; migrated to the Northern Netherlands because of his religion in 1681
  • Den Haag 1685 - 1695
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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, history (as a genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Comment
Veel werk van hem bewaard in Musée National de Château de Versailles.
Entered on: 1992-01-26; Modification on: 2018-03-13

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