Jordaens

1988 PR1. Discovered 1988 Aug. 14 by E. W. Elst at St. Michel.

Named for Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) on the 400th anniversary of his birth. This famous Flemish painter of Antwerp was a pupil of Adam van Noort and a contemporary of P. P. Rubens. His paintings were inspired by family life and popular situations, like the joy of daily life in the villages. His well-known painting "So als de ouden songhen so pijpen de jonghen" is typically nationalistic and representative of the revival of Flemish art, putting it on an equal level with more internationalistic tendencies. (M 21610)

Citation prepared by Kristina Leterme at the request of the discoverer.

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