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Qualifications
painter, court painter, draftsperson, copyist, art dealer (person), conservator (restorer)
was also active as a restorer; in 1724 appointed Peintre ordinaire du Roi and also member of the Académie royale; made copies after Nicolaes Berchem and (especially) Philips Wouwerman, not only in his younger years but also in 1730; also worked as an art dealer (Bürger 2006, p. 288-298)
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish (school), French
Born
Antwerp (city) 1683-05/1683-11-24
baptized on November 24, 1683 in St. Walburgis Church (in the reports about his death he is mentioned as being 49 years old; could this mean that he was born after the end of May 1683?) (Rombouts / Van Lerius 1872 vol. 2, p. 590, note 2)
Deceased
Paris 1733-05-26
died 26 May on 11 a.m. in his studio in the (Old) Louvre, and was buried on 27 May by his three brothers-in-law Sébastien Antoine, Jean-Baptiste and Paul Ambroise Slodtz (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872 vol. 2, p. 590, note 2)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Son of Jan-Baptist van Falens, captain of the civil guard, and Maria-Anna de Kegel from Antwerp; married on 17 July 1716 in Paris (St. Thomas at the Louvre) to Maria Francisca Slotdtz (born . 1698), the daughter of the sculptor Sébastien Slodtz ) (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872, vol. 2, p. 590, note 2).
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Slodtz was his father-in-law
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Education
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
became a member in 1726
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  • Antwerpen (stad) 1696 - 1703
    between 18 September1696-18 september 1697 apprentice of Constantijn Francken; probably working until his departure for Paris in Antwerp. although he did not become a master there (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Parijs 1703 - 1733
    moved to Paris in 1703; in 1705/06 member of the Guild of St. Luke; active there until his death
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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.
landscape (genre), hunting scene, equestrian painting
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-12-14; Last modified date: 2022-05-17

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