Vincent Adriaenssen

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Vincent Adriaenssen (name variations: Vincent Adriaensz, Vincent Adriani, Vincenz Leckerbetien, Vincent Leckerbeetjen, nicknames: le Manchole, Il Manciola, Il Manciolla en Il Mozzo di Anversa) (1595, Antwerp – 1675, Rome) was a Flemish Baroque painter who spent an important part of his career in Paris and Rome where he was especially renowned for his landscapes, battles and hunting scenes.

Biography[edit]

Battle between Turkish and Christian horsemen

He was born into an artistic family in Antwerp. His father Emanuel Adriaenssen was a prominent lutenist and composer. His older brother Alexander Adriaenssen was a successful painter specializing in still lifes and his younger brother Niclaes Adriaenssen was a portrait painter. He later became the father-in-law of the painter Jan de Momper.

It is believed that he received his first art training from his brother Alexander. He is traceable in Rome from 1625 to about 1645. He worked also on projects in Paris from 1642 to 1645 and then again in 1648 where he worked for Cardinal Mazarin and Cardinal Richelieu. He is recorded in Rome from 1661 onwards until his death.

There are indications that he was missing his right arm and right hand from around 1663. This explains his French and Italian nicknames le Manchole, Il Manciola and Il Manciolla, which all mean 'the cripple'. Why he is also called by the nicknames ‘’Leckerbeetjen’’or ‘’Leckerbetien’’ is unknown. These names mean gourmet or gourmand but may also be a reference to the nickname of the Brabantine hero Gerard van Houwelingen. It is unknown whether or not he joined the Bentvueghels, an association of mainly Dutch and Flemish artists working in Rome who had the custom of giving their members a nickname (the so-called bentname).[1]

He is sometimes confused with the painter Vincent Malo.

He was the teacher of Michelangelo Cerquozzi in Rome and Luigi Garzi during his residence in Paris.[1]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Christiane de Aldecoa, 'Vincent Adriaenssen Leckerbetien dit il Manciola ou le Manchole: Anvers 1595 - Rome 1765 ; un peintre connu mais oublié', in: Bulletin de l'Association des Historiens de l'Art Italien, nr. 7, October 2001, p. 1-16
  • Vincent Adriaenssen Leckerbieten on Artnet