Reynier Covyn

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Kitchen interior

Reynier Covyn (1632, Antwerp – 1681, Dordrecht), was a Dutch Golden Age genre painter.


According to Houbraken he usually painted a table with all sorts of vegetables; cabbage, carrots, celery root, artichokes, and so forth, with a servant girl carrying an egg basket or copper bucket on her arm, or a young lady sewing or doing needlework.[1] He was the brother of Israel Covyn.[1]

According to the RKD he married on 26 May 1662 in Papendrecht, and lived in 1667 in Dordrecht in the Breestraat.[2] He made a trip with his brother Israel Covyn to Antwerp in 1674.[2] He was a follower (and possibly a pupil) of Nicolaes Maes and is known for kitchen scenes, fruit still lifes, and breakfast pieces.[2]


  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Reynier and Isrel Covyn biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c Reynier Covyn in the RKD