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Last NameKessel    
Given NameJan van    
alt. NamesJ. v. K. ; Jan van Kessel the Elder / Ioannes Van Kessel ;    
Marriage Maria van Apshoven (†1678) in 1647    
Children13; son painter Ferdinand; son painter Jan II; son painter Jan Thomas    
Year born1626 in Antwerp, Belgium    
Year died1679    
Place of deathAntwerp, Belgium    
Father's occupationpainter Hieronymus van Kessel    
Relativesgrandfather Jan Bruegel the Elder (de Velours); son Jan van Kessel; uncle David Teniers le Jeune.    
Educationtaught by Simon de Vos    
Country of ActivityBelgium    
Worked forRecueil des oiseaux    
PatronageKönig Philipp IV of Spain    
Collaborators->Pierre Filloeul    
Techniqueszoological, entomological, ornithological, and botanical painting ; still-life painting    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Kessel_004.jpg http://libellules.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2008/05/jan-van-kessel-1653.1210076206.thumbnail.jpg    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL80 2014, 130; wiki; Houbraken; Pinault 1991: 51f., 224; Chansigaud 2009 hist.ill.nat.    
otherFurther place of Activity: Spain.    
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