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Hans Jordaens III, The Israelites Crossing the Red Sea
 
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TITLE:  The Israelites Crossing the Red Sea
ARTIST:  Hans Jordaens III (Flemish, 1595–1643)
PERIOD:  17th century
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on Panel
MARKINGS:  Signed: 'A. Jordaens. F.'
Stamped on the Reverse with the Cipher of the City of Antwerp
SIZE:  h: 35 x w: 49 cm / h: 13.8 x w: 19.3 in
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Rafael Valls Limited  +44 (0)20 7930 1144  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  According to the famous art historian van Mander, Hans Jordaens was the pupil of Cornelis Cornelissen. However, it seeems likely that he was the son and pupil of Hans Jordaens II, who died in Antwerp in 1653. If so, it follows that the date of birth assigned to Hans Jordaens must be incorrect. On the 26th of November 1617 he married Maria van Dyck, the daughter of Siger van Dyck. She died in Antwerp in 1652.

Jordaens' work consisted mostly of landscape compositions with figures, usually in a mythological or religious setting. He was also known to have provided the staffage in paintings by other contemporary artists. In 1620 he is recorded as having been elected a member of the Masters' Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp.

Museums where examples of the artist's work can be seen include:
Antwerp, Budapest, St. Petersburg (Hermitage), The Hague and Vienna

NOTE:
Jordaens treated this subject several times with varying compositions. (See in particular examples in Berlin and the Hague). As well as the Crossing he painted a number of other stories surrounding the Exodus of the Isreaelites, notably 'The Destruction of the Egyptian Army in the Red Sea' and 'Moses striking the Rock'.

PROVENANCE:  Private Collection, Chile
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Inventory Catalogue
 
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