Gillis Backereel

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Gillis Backereel (1572-before 1662)[1] was a Flemish painter.[1] His surname has been variously rendered as Baccarelles, Bakanel, Baccarelli, Bacareel, and Bakkarell.[2]


Backereel was born at Antwerp in 1572.[2] He is known to have been in Rome between 1639 and 1643.[3] He then returned to his native city, the churches of which once possessed a number of his works. His Adoration of the Shepherds and Vision of St. Felix is in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and his Hero mourning Leander in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The date of his death is not recorded.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Backereel, Gillis". Union List of Artist' Names. J Paul Getty Foundation. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Bryan 1886-9.
  3. ^ Vlieghe 1998, p. 90.