J. van Kessel

Date/place of birth

03. December 1621 AmsterdamNetherlands

Day/place of death

1680 AmsterdamNetherlands

J. van Kessel - biography

Born in Amsterdam in 1641, Jan van Kessel, who is not to be confused with the Antwerp artist of the same name, was a Dutch landscape painter of the Golden Age. He was a pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael and his works have often been intentionally or inadvertently attributed to his teacher. According to Houbraken, he was born in Amsterdam in 1648 and painted mainly winter and peasant scenes. According to the RKD, he was the son of the frame-maker Thomas Jacobsz van Kessel and a pupil of the landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael in Amsterdam. Alice Davies, whose catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works was published in 1992, was able to summarise the painter’s oeuvre and shed some more light on his biography.

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ArtistArtworkPrice (incl. premium)
J. van KesselJ. van Kessel - Still Life with Plums, Hazelnuts, Grapes and Melons €29.280