Jan Nagel (painter)

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The Miracle at the Grave of Elisha (1596)
Pieter Biesboer, writer and former curator of the Frans Hals Museum, standing under the emblem of the Haarlem gentleman's society Trouw moet Blycken. The emblem was painted by Jan Nagel.

Jan Nagel (Dutch pronunciation: [jɑn ˈnaːɣəl]; c. 1560–1602) was a Dutch Renaissance painter.


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Nagel was born in Haarlem. Houbraken mentions him only as the teacher of Claes Jacobsz van der Heck.[1]

According to Karel van Mander, who also mentions him on the last page of his Schilder-boeck as the teacher of Claes Jacobsz van der Heck, he was a follower of the Antwerp painter Cornelis Molenaer, as good as he was at landscape painting, but better at portraits, from either Haarlem or Alkmaar, who died at the Hague in 1602. He spelled his name Ian Nagel or Naghel.[2]

According to the RKD his daughter Neeltge married the painter Sijbert Cornelisz Moninckx, father of Pieter Moninckx, and he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in the Hague in 1600, where he later died.[3]

According to the archives of the Haarlem chamber of rhetoric called Trouw moet Blycken, he was a member ("camerist") who painted their oldest achievement of arms from 1593.[4] He died in The Hague.


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Jan Nagel Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Ian Nagel in Cornelis Molenaer biography in Karel van Mander's Schilderboeck, 1604, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ Jan Nagel in the RKD
  4. ^ Inventory by Jhr. O. van Lennep available on the Trou Moet Blycken website

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Jan Nagel at Wikimedia Commons