Gillis II Coignet

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Gillis II Coignet (Antwerp September 1586[1] - Antwerp after 1641[2]) was a Flemish history and landscape painter.

Gillis II was the son of Jacob Coignet (III) and Hester van Beringen.[3] He married Magdalena van der Beken on 29 September 1609. He had at least nine children: Jacob, Joanna, Anna, Egidius, Hester, Barbara, Michiel, Maria, Gulielmus.[4] He joined the Guild of St. Luke in 1607 as a master's son.[5] He was active until at least 1641/42.

Gillis' style resembles that of Gillis van Coninxloo and the Frankenthal school. Gillis' son Jacob was also a painter.

Works[edit]

  • Orpheus plays for the animals, oil on copper, diameter 39,5 cm, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Brussel, inv. 11240 (90).
  • Rural road with river, 1621, pen on parchment, verkoop P. de Boer, Amsterdam 1934.
  • Adam and Eve, 37,5 x 26 cm, also ascribed to C.C. van Haarlem, Sotheby's, 20 April 1977.
  • Landscape with trees, panel, 20 x 51 cm, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 10 December 1980.
  • Riverine landscape, panel, 16 x 32 cm, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 16 februari 1983.
  • Die Allegorie des wassers, oil on copper, 26 x 34,5 cm, also ascribed to Jan van Kessel, Dorotheum, Wien, 6 mei 1996.
  • (1) Sint-Francis and the animals, oil on copper, 42,5 x 51 cm, Campo Vlaamse Kaai, Antwerpen, 10–11 December 1996.
  • (2) The temptation in the Garden of Eden, oil on copper, 42,5 x 51 cm, Phillips, London,10 December 1991, samen met (1).

Sources[edit]

  • Rombouts, Philip Felix; van Lerius, Theodoor (1874). De liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde. Baggerman. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ SAA (City Archives Antwerp) PR42 C23; PR46, f309v, St-Jacobskerk: 12-9-1586; Pk3573; SR636, f1r-v.
  2. ^ SAA Pk3573; N2535, dd. 6 juni 1639; V1419, dd. 22 jan 1650; N3763, dd. 25-2-1646, f34r-35r.
  3. ^ SAA PR42 C23; PR46, f309v, St-Jacobskerk: 12-9-1586. Some art historians have hypothesized wrongly that he is the son of Gillis Coignet.
  4. ^ Ad Meskens (1998) p.181.
  5. ^ P. Rombouts & T. van Lerius (1874) II, p.442