Jan van Kessel the Elder

(1626 - 1679)
Born in Antwerp, Jan van Kessel the Elder belonged to a dynasty of famous painters. His grandfather was Jan Brueghel the Elder, and David Teniers the Younger was his uncle. He was a pupil of the history painter Simon de Vos, but was apparently also instructed by his uncle Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601-1678).

Van Kessel joined the Antwerp guild of...
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