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Willem Jacob Herreyns (1743 - 1827)

Lot 373: HERREYNS, Willem Jacob "S. Rumoldi" [St Rumbold's cathedral, Mechelen]. C.

Arenberg Auctions

October 19, 2019
Brussels, Belgium

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HERREYNS, Willem Jacob "S. Rumoldi" [St Rumbold's cathedral, Mechelen]. C. 1810-1827 Drawing, wash and line drawing, grey and black ink with pen, 28,5 x 26 cm, laid paper, titled and signed lower right "S. Rûmoldi/ delinea:[vit]/ per/ G. Herreÿns". Under passe-partout, glass and gilt wooden frame (not studied out of the frame). The Flemish painter of history subjects and portraits Herreyns (Antwerp 1743-1827) is regarded as one of the last painters of the Flemish Baroque tradition. He founded the Academy of Mechelen and was appointed painter to the King of Sweden in 1780. He dedicated himself to portraiture, but also made some decorations for churches in Belgium. He signed his first name with a "G" for Guillaume (the French form of Dutch Willem).

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Herreyns, Willem Jacob

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