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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, print artist, art collector
A month after his death his estate was acutioned.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Beverwijk 1616/1621
c. 1616/21; 1616 (Houbraken 1719); before 1621 (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006)
Deceased
Haarlem 1677-08/1677-08-19
buried on 19 August 1677 in the Grote Kerk
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Adriaen Wijck, he had a sister called Marritgen Adriaensdr. On 22 May 1644 he married Trijntgen (Catharina) Adamsdr. in Haarlem. The couple had at least four children, one of whom died in 1656; their eldest son is the painter Jan Wijck; Cornelia was baptized in 1657 and Adam in 1661.
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  • Rome
    According to Houbraken he learned in Italy. However, whether Thomas Wijck indeed is identical with the 'Tomaso Fiammingo' who in 1640/44 was entered in a Roman parish register is doubtful, as the artist is mentioned regularly in Haarlem since 1642. Yet it is striking that there is no evidence of his presence in Haarlem between his wedding in 1644 to 28 April 1653 (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006). The combination of an Italian subject and the use of Italian paper provide concrete evidence of his presence in Italy and therefore confirms Houbraken’s account that the artist used to make drawings of Italian buildings ‘from life’ (Schatborn 2001, p. 119). According to Ludovia Trezzani (Grove Art Online, 2003), Wijck was in Rome c. 1640 and lived on the Via della Fontanella before he returned to Haarlem before 1642.
  • Haarlem 1642 - 1663
    lived on the Kleine Houtstraat in 1658-1660 (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006).
  • Londen (Engeland) 1663 - 1668
    His stay in England can be situated between 18 July 1663, when the Guild of St Luke reimbursed some expenses, and 21 August 1668, the date on which he was appointed warden for the second time (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006).
  • Haarlem 1669 - 1672
    lived at at the south side of the Grote Kerkhof (located next to the Grote Kerk, now the Oude Groenmarkt (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1674
    Van Thiel-Stroman 2006
  • Haarlem 1675 - 1677
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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.
italianate, genre, winter landscape, marine (as genre), architecture (genre), interiors, peasant genre, vanitas (still life)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-05-16

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