Jan Thomas van Ieperen

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Rubens' style Pastoral idyll (after 1640), National Museum, Warsaw

Jan Thomas van Ieperen (5 February 1617 – 6 September 1673) was a Flemish Baroque painter and engraver active in Antwerp and at the Habsburg court in Vienna where he painted a portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I in theatrical costume. [1]

He was born in Ypres. Like his contemporary, Frans Wouters, many of his works translate the monumental Baroque style of Peter Paul Rubens into the small context of cabinet paintings.[2] He also made large-scale paintings and mezzotints.[1] He died in Vienna.

References [edit]

  1. ^ a b Hans Vlieghe, "Thomas (van Yperen), Jan [Johannes]," Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, [accessed 19 November 2007].
  2. ^ Hans Vlieghe, Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585-1700, Pelican history of art, New Haven: Yale University Press (1998): 111–112. ISBN 0-300-07038-1

There is painting by Yperen at the Norton Art Museum in West Palm Beach,Florida("Perseus Rescueing Andromeda")