Search the Collections > Search Artist
Swedish version of this page
  • NameVictor-Honoré Janssens
  • Sexmale
  • Nationality/DatesFlemish, born 1658, dead 1736
BiographyVictor-Honoré Janssens was recorded as a
pupil of Lancelot Volders in Antwerp 1675. After his
apprenticeship he went to Flensburg where he
became Court Painter to the Duke of Holstein.
Thereafter he spent eight years in Rome where he
collaborated with the landscape painter Domenico de
Marchis. In 1689 he became a master in the Brussels
Guild of Painters. Two of his sons, Jan and Laurent,
became painters and he collaborated with Laurent in
landscapes and architectural scenes. He painted
numerous works for churches in Brussels as well as a
representation of Olympus for the ceiling of the
county council room in the Town Hall. He painted
portraits and also designed tapestry projects for tapestry
makers. In 1718 Janssens became court painter in
Vienna and three years later he moved to London.
Stylistically he worked in the classical Roman tradition
Moses Striking the Rock