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Jan van Kessel

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1626-1679]

• Relationships: Father of Jan van Kessel II.
Nephew of Jan 'Velvet' Bruegel.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Still Life.
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Original works by Jan van Kessel available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteJan van Kessel at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Water, 1660/70

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, 1662

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Butterflies, Insects, and Currants, 1650

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

CODART - Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
1 painting by Jan van Kessel I (inventory number 0638)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK   NEW!

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome
Still life, with Oysters, Flowers, Fruit and Animals

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
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National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
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Poznan National Museum, Poznan, Poland

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
3 paintings online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
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National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJan van Kessel at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteJan van Kessel in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Jan van Kessel at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
Floral still life stolen from an antiques fair in the Netherlands

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Artnet Magazine
Still Life of Grapes and Plums in a blue and white Bowl

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