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1616 in art

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1616 in art

Events from the year 1616 in art.



  • Jacob Jordaens marries the daughter of his teacher, Adam van Noort.
  • Peter Paul Rubens begins work on classical tapestries for Genoese merchant Franco Cattaneo following signing of a contract in Antwerp with cloth dyers Jan Raes and Frans Sweerts.
  • Paintings

  • Hendrik Goltzius - Lot and his Daughters
  • Frans Hals - The Banquet of the Officers of the St George Militia Company
  • Jacob Jordaens
  • Abduction of Europa (1615-16)
  • Adoration of the Shepherds (his earliest dated extant work)
  • The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt (approximate date)
  • Isaac Oliver - Portrait miniature of John Donne
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Erichthonius discovered by the daughters of Cecrops (approximate date)
  • The Hippopotamus and Crocodile Hunt
  • Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt
  • Portrait of a Young Girl
  • Romulus and Remus
  • Sigismund of Seeon - Trithemius sui ipsius vindex sive Steganographiae (painted in Ingolstadt)
  • Simon van de Passe - Engraving of Pocahontas (died 1617; later published in John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia (1624))
  • Sculptures

  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children
  • Giambologna (completed by Pietro Tacca) - Equestrian statue of Philip III of Spain
  • Births

  • February 2 - Sébastien Bourdon, French painter and engraver (died 1671)
  • May 25 - Carlo Dolci, Italian painter of chiefly sacred subjects (died 1686)
  • June 24 - Ferdinand Bol, Dutch artist, etcher, and draftsman (died 1680)
  • September - Philips Angel, Dutch painter (died 1683)
  • date unknown
  • Bernardo Cavallino, Italian painter of the Baroque period working in Naples (died 1656)
  • Pierfrancesco Cittadini, Italian painter of still life (died 1681)
  • Pietro del Po, Italian painter (died 1692)
  • Isaack Luttichuys, Dutch Golden Age portrait painter (died 1673)
  • Jean Michelin, French Protestant painter (died 1670)
  • Luigi Pellegrini Scaramuccia, Italian painter and artist biographer of the Baroque period (died 1680)
  • Sokuhi Nyoitsu, Buddhist monk of the Obaku Zen sect, poet and calligrapher (died 1671)
  • Henri Testelin, French court painter (died 1695)
  • (born 1616/1617) Caesar van Everdingen – Dutch portrait painter (died 1678)
  • Deaths

  • January - Orazio Borgianni, Italian painter and etcher of the Mannerist and early-baroque periods (born 1575)
  • August 8 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch Mannerist painter (born 1548)
  • date unknown
  • Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, Italian painter of devotional, historical and maritime subjects during the Mannerist period (born c.1547)
  • Jacques Bellange, French artist and printmaker from Lorraine (born 1575)
  • Orazio Farinati, Italian Mannerist painter (born 1559)
  • Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Quechua noble man known for illustrating a chronicle of the native peoples of the Andes (born 1535)
  • Siyâvash, Iranian Georgian miniature illustrator (born 1536)
  • References

    1616 in art Wikipedia

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