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Schoonjans, Anton

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00164805
Schoonjans, Anton

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1655, in Antwerp; died 1726, in Vienna.

Painter. History painting, figures, portraits.

Anton Schoonjans was a pupil of Erasmus Quellinus in 1668. He travelled to Rome around 1674, where he decorated several churches, and was subsequently called to the court of Emperor Leopold in Vienna. His sudden departure from that city, after marrying a singer, is unexplained, but he seems to have spent time in Berlin (1702) and The Hague (1704) before settling in Amsterdam. He was also active in Düsseldorf at the court of the Count Palatine Johann Wilhelm. He later returned to Vienna as an imperial court painter, and probably also worked in London....

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Subjects: Painting ; 18th-Century Art

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