Jan van Kessel
1641-1680, Belgium, Dutch Golden Age
Highlights
Reknown for his profound interest in the insect world
Record auction price at 30.000€
Artistic and scientific impact beyond the 17th century
BIO
Jan van Kessel (1626-1679) was a member of the distinguished Brueghel clan of artists. His uncle, Jan Brueghel the Younger, was among his teachers. Van Kessel’s delicate animalia studies were enormously popular in the Netherlands in the 1650s, a time when interest in the natural world was booming, and when microscopes were beginning to reveal the diversity and intricacy of the insect world. So in their historical con ...
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