Reference Entry

Fyt [Fijt], Jan

Arnout Balis

in Oxford Art Online

ISBN: 9780198604761
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T030296
Fyt [Fijt], Jan

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Painting
  • Prints and Printmaking

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

(b Antwerp, bapt June 15, 1611; d Antwerp, Sept 11, 1661).

Flemish painter, draughtsman and etcher.

He was apprenticed in Antwerp in 1621–2 to Hans van den Berch [Berghe] (not to be confused with Jan van den Bergh of Alkmaar) and probably completed his training with Frans Snyders. In 1629–30 Fyt became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke, but he continued to work for Snyders until 1631. In 1633 and 1634 he was in Paris. According to his biographers, he then went to Italy; an Italian journey is confirmed by the fact that in 1650 he joined the Antwerp Guild of Romanists (exclusive to those who had visited Rome), of which he became the dean in 1652. He apparently worked in Rome, where he joined the Schildersbent and was given the nickname ‘Goudvink’ (Dut.: ‘goldfinch’). In Venice, according to Orlandi, Fyt worked for the Sagredo and Contarini families. He is also thought to have visited Naples, Florence and Genoa, and Orlandi stated that he also went to Spain and London. By ...

Reference Entry.  1509 words. 

Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.