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painter, court painter, art dealer (person)
in the service of Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine and of his successor Karl Philipp
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish, German
Born
Roermond 1656-03-02
Deceased
Bonn 1727
died in the Remigiuspfarre (perish) in Bonn (Kühn-Steinhausen 1958, p. *15)
Family relationships
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married in Düssldorf to Johann Maria Daniels. with whom he had 10 childeren; father of Bartholomeus Douven; cousin of Christoffel Puytlinck
See also
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  • Roermond
    worked for the Spanish collector and governor Jan Dellano Velasco at a very young age (Houbraken 1718-1721)
  • Luik (stad)
    he was a apprentice of Gabiel Lambertin for two years
  • Roermond
    Here he was an apprentice of his cousin Puytlinck for three years; then he was in the service of the art lover Jan Dellano Velasco, for whom he painted copies of Italian masters.
  • Düsseldorf 1682
    From 1682 on he worked as a servant for Johann Wilhelm, whom was still electoral prince at that time. When Johann Wilhelm became elector of the Palatine Jan Frans van Douven started working as his court painter, gallery administrator and art dealer. He would have had a good personal relationship with the elector, who knighted him for his service (Baumstark/Dekiert/Quaeitzsch 2009, p. 15).
  • Wenen 1686-04-30 - 1686
    went to Vienna to paint the portrait of Empress Eleonore, sister of Elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine (Levin 1911, p. 15-16)
  • Düsseldorf
  • Heidelberg 1687
    before 1687; painted the portrait of princess Maria Sophia before she left Germany that year (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 529)
  • Noordelijke Nederlanden (historische regio) 1695
    accompanied Elector Johann Wilhelm on a trip to Holland to buy paintings there
  • Düsseldorf 1696-03-31 - 1696-04-02
    recieved travel money to go to Copenhagen with Anthon Schoonsjans (Levin 1911, p. 11)
  • Frankfurt am Main 1696-04-10
    travelled first to Frankfurt am Main to buy old master paintings for Elector Johann Wilhelm (Levin 1911, p. 12); caught up with Schoonjans there (?)
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1696-04-15
    travelled from there in 4,5 days (c. 310 km) to Hamburg (Levin 1911, p. 12)
  • Hamburg 1696-04-19
  • Kopenhagen 1696-04-26 - 1696
    arrived 26 April in Copenhagen together with Anton Schoonjans, to paint portraits of King Christian V of Denmark, his wife and children, at the expense of the German Emperor Leopold I; met Thomas Quellinus there
  • Modena 1697
  • Florence 1697
    Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine sent the artist to Tuscany to paint a portrait of Cosimo III de Medici (Gerson 1942/1983 p. 179).
  • Parijs 1698-05
    was sent to Paris by Elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatine, was paid 400 Thaler for his return trip by the elector (Levin 1911, p. 22)
  • Düsseldorf
  • Rotterdam 1707-10
  • Düsseldorf
  • Frankfurt am Main 1701-09
    visit to Frankfurt to buy paintings for Düsseldorf (Levin 1911, p. 21-22)
  • Düsseldorf
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portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-12-03; Last modified date: 2020-07-31

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