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Bosschaerts - Persyn Genealogical research - Known painters

Bosschaerts - Persyn Genealogical research - Known painters


Biography of Johannes Bosschaert (1604-1628)

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Johannes BOSSCHAERT, painter of flower pieces and still lives, was born in Middelburg on the 28 March 1604 as the son of Ambrosius III and Maria VAN DER AST. He died in 1628.
He is the Master of the Guild of St. Luke in Haarlem in 1623 and in 1626 Johannes ‘BOSSERT’ was admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in Dordrecht.
He already learned his trade at an early age from with his father and Balthasar Van der Ast. He specialized in flowers in vases, flowers in baskets and fruit pieces. In his short life he was soon acknowledged for his skill and excellence.
It had been thought that Johannes was born in 1610 or 1611. His birth certificate of 1604 makes it clear that this date is incorrect. This solves the problem of a supposed 15 year old producing paintings more likely to have been painted by an older man. Johannes died, aged approx. 24 in 1628.

Fruit basket, 1627, 33x47cm  

The flower and fruit stilllives of Johannes are skilfully accomplished, the rendering of textures is excellent: the thin material of the petals, the transparency of the skin of ripe berries, the pointed sharpness of a branch cut off obliquely, all this and much more is beautifully realistic.
His modeling and his colours however, are generally ‘harder’ than those of his father’s.
Johannes also incorporated several elements from Balthasar Van der Ast, with whom he must have worked in the same studio.

 

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