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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 SiteJan van Kessel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
5 works by Jan van Kessel

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Insects and Fruit

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

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
A Wood near The Hague, with a view of the Huis ten Bosch

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

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

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)  

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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Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England
2 paintings online

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

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(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 in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at CGFA  

Notable SiteJan van Kessel at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteWeb 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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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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 SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

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

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  


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Jan van Kessel: Tropical birds in a landscape
Tropical birds in a landscape

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Jan van Kessel: Ecclesia Surrounded by Symbols of Vanity
Ecclesia Surrounded by Symbols of Vanity

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Still Life with Facon De Venise Wineglass
Still Life with Facon De Venise Wineglass

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Tulips and Roses in a Glass Vase
Tulips and Roses in a Glass Vase

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Still Life of Flowers in a Vase
Still Life of Flowers in a Vase

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