A Breakfast Still Life by Alexander Adriaenssen is in Private Collection. The original size of the work is 34 x 49 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
The Artist: Flaman baroque painter Alexander Adriaenssen was born in Antwerp (1587). Alexander was registered as the pupil of Artus van Laeck in 1597. In 1610 he became a master of the Guild of St. Luke of Antwerp. As he had trained particularly in the art of painting coats of arms on parchment, he was registered as a water colour painter. He soon became skilled in painting with oil and specialized in still life. He was able to build his reputation with these works. Rubens was an admirer and bought two of Adriaenssen’s works for his collection. Anthony van Dyck also appreciated the artist’s output and painted his portrait, which was engraved by Antony van der Does.
The artist married Maria Seeldraeyers on 2 February 1611. The couple had 6 children. The battle painter Peter Snayers was the godfather of one and Isabella Brandt, Rubens’ first wife, the godmother of another. When his brother Niclaes returned from Holland in 1616 he took up residence with Alexander… Read more.
This painting is available for purchase as an art print on canvas from canvastar.com