Domenicus van Wijnen

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Domenicus van Wijnen
Born1658
Amsterdam
Died1700
OccupationDutch 'Golden Age' Artist
Parents
  • Dirk Harmens van Wijnen (father)
  • Anna Geertuid Everaerdts (mother)

Domenicus van Wijnen (Amsterdam 1658 – 1700) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Biography[edit]

In 1674 he was a pupil of Willem Doudijns in The Hague.[1] He lived in Rome from 1680–90.[1] According to Houbraken he joined the Bentvueghels, an association of Netherlandish artists in Rome, with the nickname "Askaan".[2] According to the RKD his bentname was "Ascanias".[1]

He was a painter of historical allegories and conversation pieces.[2] Several of the dozen or so paintings firmly attributed to him depict scenes of witchcraft. His painting The Temptation of Saint Anthony is in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Family[edit]

Domenicus parents Dirk Harmens van Wijnen (1627-1659) and Anna Geertuid Everaedts (1616- ) married on 4 October 1657 after Dirk's first wife Maria Pijnappels died. Dirk died when Domenicus was 1 year old, his sister Dorothen (1660- ) was born a few months later. Domenicus' half siblings from Dirk's first marriage were Fransois van Wijnen (1644-1711), Hermanus van Wijnen (1646- ), Cornelis van Wijnen (1648-1649), Cornelis van Wijnen (1650-1651), Gabriel Dirk van Wijnen (1652-1723)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Domenicus van Wijnen in the RKD
  2. ^ a b (in Dutch) Domenicus van Wijnen Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature