Adriaen Verdoel (I)

North Netherlandish
Poortugaal (Albrandswaard) 1623/1623-04-09
Houbraken states, that he was born ' Overmaas', e.g. on the other side of the river Maas. In reality Adriaen was born in Poortugaal (a village near Rotterdam) and baptized on 9 April 1623. Until recently it was said that he was born c. 1620 in Flushing ( Vlissingen), but this is without any foundation
Vlissingen 1675/1675-01-19
Buried on 19 January 1675, although it is not certain that this our painter: a certain Adriaen Verdoel ' fijnschilder' became a member of the Guild in Middelburg (family relations unknown)
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Son of Joris Claesz. Verdoel (corn miller) (1585-1631/37) and Susanna IJsbrantsdr. Van Bijlant (c. 1583-1650). Bonds of friendship and business tied him to Franchois van den Ende, schoolmaster (of Spinoza) and art dealer in the Nes in Amsterdam. He was also a friend of writer/poet Joannes Antonides van der Goes (1647-1684), a pupil of Van den Ende (Houbraken). Adriaen was marrried with Cornelia Willemsdr. (date unknown), with whom he made a will in Haarlem in February 1654, while she was pregnant.. On 28 August 1655 he is styled widower with a 20-weeks old son Nicolaes, signing a prenuptial agreement with his second wife Maria Cornelisdr. van Warmondt on 21 August 1655
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Period of activity
1640 - 1675
Active in
  • Schiedam 1625
    The family moved before 1626 to Schiedam. Mother Susanna became city midwife in Brielle as a widow, in 1643, where she went to live and where she died in 1650 (Jager 2016)
  • Haarlem 1641-06-16 - 1660
    In 1641 mentioned by Jacob de Wet in his sketchbook as his apprentice; in 1649 he became a member of Saint Luke's Guild in Haarlem. he is mentioned in Haarlem till 1660 (Jager 2016)
  • Vlissingen 1666 - 1675
    before 1666
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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 (as genre), animal painting (genre), vanitas
oil paint
Entered on: 1991-12-03; Modification on: 2017-04-20


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