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.


Name Dates Years
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 february 1983
Die Allegorie des wassers, oil on copper, 26 x 34,5 cm, also ascribed to Jan van Kessel, Dorotheum, Wien. 6 May 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 together with (1). 10 December 1991 1996
Riverine landscape with trees (ascribed), oil on copper, 17,5 x 22,6 cm, De Vuyst. 2015


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


  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