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date: 14 December 2019

Nijmegen, van familylocked

  • Ton Geerts


Dutch family of artists. They were originally from Zaltbommel and later were active in Nijmegen, Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. Herbert van Nijmegen (d 1679) was a house painter in Nijmegen. He had four sons, three of whom—Gideon van Nijmegen (?1660–1711), Tobias van Nijmegen (b ?c. 1665) and Elias van Nijmegen (1667–1755)—became painters. Elias was a decorative painter who also executed narrative works. He was first trained by his father and was later taught by his brothers Gideon and Tobias; his work also shows the influence of Daniel Marot I. Together with Tobias, Elias worked in and around Nijmegen and joined the Guild of St Luke in Leiden in 1689. Together they decorated a room in the court of the Stadholder at Leeuwarden in 1694. Tobias subsequently settled in Düsseldorf, and Elias, after a period of drifting, started a workshop in Rotterdam. His students included his own son, ...

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