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  • NameJan de Momper
  • Activity/Titlepainter
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesnamnvariant: Giovanni de Momper
    namnvariant: Eervrucht
    namnvariant: Monsù X
    stavningsvariant: Jan
  • Nationality/DatesFlemish, dead 1684 - 1704, active 1637 - 1684
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Antwerpen, Belgien
    Place of activity: Antwerpen, Belgien
    Place of activity: Rom, Italien
BiographyJan de Momper, sometimes called “Giovanni de
Momper” or “Monsu X”, was a landscape and marine
painter. He was active in Alkmaar in 1648 and became
a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke around
1635/1636. From 1662–1668 he worked in Rome for
Cardinal Flavio Chigi. He was a member of the
Bentveughels, who dubbed him “Eervlucht”. Jan de
Momper’s works were discovered by R. Longhi who
attributed them to a certain “Monsu X”. The artist was
influenced by Neapolitan painting (Salvator Rosa). He
was also influenced by the landscapes of Guercino and
Elsheimer. His brushstrokes are very nervous.
Work
Landscape with Figures before a Cottage
Landscape with Shepherds, a Dog and Cattle