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Jacques d'Arthois

 Painting - Landscape With A Rider In Red by Jacques d'Arthois

Landscape With A Rider In Red

Edge of a Wood

Landscape with a Herd

Wooded Landscape

Wooded Landscape

Landscape with the Return of the Holy Family from Egypt

Landscape with a castle and figures

Landscape at the edge of a river

Pond at the edge of a wood

Jacques d'Arthois (12 October 1613 (baptised) - May 1686) was a Flemish Baroque painter who specialized in landscapes.


D'Arthois was born in Brussels. He was apprenticed to Jan Mertens on 11 January 1625 and became a master in the Brussels Guild of St. Luke in 1634. He had his own workshop and took on pupils, among them his brother Nicolaes, his son Jan Baptist, Alexandre van Herssen (or possibly Salomon Leonardus Harssens[1]), and Philippe van Dapels.[2] He was especially good at painting tree trunks covered in moss and ivy.[3] Paintings from his workshop are referred to collectively as "The Sonian Forest Painters".

In 1655 he was made chartered tapestry cartoon designer of the city of Brussels. At the time of his death he owned several houses (one of which was in the Sonian forest) and a painting collection, though his lavish lifestyle had left him severely in debt. He died in Brussels.


See comment in RKD
Jacques d'Arthois in the RKD
Jacques van Artois biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature


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