Archival Research

Panel Makers


The Vrient Family – A Biographical Timeline

A timeline of the life and work of the Vrient family

Piet Bakker

For the entry on Michiel and Nicolaes Vrient in Jan Van Damme’s article on panel makers (1990), click here.

How to cite: Bakker, Piet. “The Vrient Family – A Biographical Timeline.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Justin Davies.
jordaensvandyck.org/archive/vrient-family/ (accessed 17 October 2018)

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The drawn mark of Michiel Vrient from the November 1617 panel makers' petition
Mark of Michiel Vrient on the reverse of The Crucifixion by Sir Anthony Van Dyck in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

1605

Machil Vrindt, is recorded as apprentice in the workshop of Robijn [Pulinck], panel maker (tafereelmaker)


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 70 3 (1605), fol. 167r.
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) I, 434.

 

1615

Machiel Vrindt, framemaker (lijstmaker), pays his annuity to the Guild.


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 70 3 (1615), fol. 176v.
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) I, 523.

 

2 March 1617

Michiel Vrient marries in the St.-Jacobskerk, Sara Coijmans, alias Rabat. Nicolaes Vrindt and Leonardus Rabat act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Marriages St.-Jacobskerk
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

9 April 1618

Elisabet, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Nicolaus Vrint and Elisabeth van den Vliet act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 103)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

1618-19

The board of the Guild pays Machiel Vrient, panelmaker (tafereelmaker) for the frame to the portrait of Abraham Grapheus, servant [knaep] of the Guild [by Cornelis de Vos].


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 200 7 (1618-19), fol. 267.
Bibliography
  • Jan Baptist van der Straelen Jaerboek der vermaerde en kunstryke Gilde van Sint Lucas binnen de stad … 1855, 94.

1620

Cornelis Vrient is mentioned as apprentice of Michiel Vrient.


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 70 3 (1615), fol. 176v.
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) I, 559.

 

6 May 1620

Sara, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Gaspar de Gardin and Elisabeth Brant act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 28)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

1 May 1621

Clara, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Jaspar van Houcke and Clara Wittenbroet act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 50)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

25 May 1621

The estate of the deceased Margriet van Leemputte, housewife of Gaspard van den Hoecke, owes Michiel Vrindt fifty guilders and five stivers for frames and panels.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#483, fol. 886-894.
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 2, 168.

 

2 April 1623

Francois, son of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Franciscus Beloningh and Pascasia Breughel act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 76)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

28 November 1623

Michiel Vrient, Michiel Claessens, Guillaum Gabron, Jacob van Haecht and Lambrecht Steens make a statement in favor of the deans of the Meerseniers (stallers) from Brussels. They confirmed that in Antwerp not the painters but the panel makers produced the panels, without the painters having anything to do with it.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notariaat, Not. H. Van Cantelbeck, N#3377.
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 99 83*
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Schepenbank, 7#538, 1628
Bibliography
  • Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek, Vol. 7, kolom 1032

 

16 November 1624

Michiel de Vrindt, panel maker and Abraham van Oirschot, diamond cutter, are witnesses in drawing up the inventory of the goods of w: Anna de Voocht, widow of Abraham van Oirschot.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notariaat, Not. H. Van Cantelbeck, N#3378 [unpaged]
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 2, 348.

 

2 February 1625

Maria, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Gaspar Hubrechtse and Cornelia van Weerthuysen act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 97)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

11 May 1626

Michiel Vriendt is paid 38 guilders for the enlargement of a too small frame for a painting by Rubens.


Archival reference
  • Rekening van Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk van Kermis 1624-25
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) I, 403.

 

27 June 1627

Joannes, son of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the St. Andrieskerk. Joannes Vel  and Cornelia van Ham act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms St. Andries (scan 118)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

26 April 1629

Susanna, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Anthonus Cornelissen and Elisabeth Goetkint act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (scan 50)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

21 July 1631

Johannes, son of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Nicolaus Vrint and Johanna Goevaerts act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (scan 88)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

14 February 1633

Lucia, daughter of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Johannes Baptista Robert and Anna Pulinckx act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (scan 111)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

4 April 1634

Felicianus, son of Michiel Vrient and Sara Coijmans, is baptized in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. Leonardus Koemans (Coijmans) and Maria Vrindt act as witnesses.


Archival reference
  • Antwerp, Parish Register, Baptisms Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (scan 128)
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

1638

Nicolaes Vrint, frame maker (leystmaecker) pays the guild as volle meester 23 guilders and 6 stivers


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 201 10 (1638).
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) II, 95.

14 December 1638

Inventory of the possesions of Michiel Vrindt, panel maker (tafereel maker) and husband of Sara Rabat. He died 11 August 1637 in his house in the Kerkhofstraat. The inventory was drawn up by the widow and handed over to the Weesmeesters, as well as to Nicolaas Vrindt, brother of the deceased, and Hendrik Wiggers, guardians of the children.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#695, fol. 152-167v.
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 4, 219-19.

16 December 1638

The estate of the deceased Jacques van Ierschot, painter, widower of Anna Doublet and husband of Sara van Itterson owes the widow of Michiel Vrient, frame maker (lystmaecker) 34 guilders and 2 stivers for panels and frames.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notariaat, Not. H. Fighe, N#1502[unpaged]
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 4, 220-24.

1639

The estate of the painter Jan Snellinck pays Nicolaes Vrient, frame maker, for some frames.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#700, fol. 627-673v
Bibliography
  • A. Monballieu, ‘Aantekeningen bij de schildersinventaris van het sterfhuis van Jan Snellinck (1549-1638)’, Jb KMSK Antwerpen, (1976) 262-268.

8 September 1639

The heirs of the deceased Margriet Briers, widow of Hendrick van Balen, painter, have paid the widow of Michiel Vrient, 14 guilders and 10 stivers for panels and other goods.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notariaat, Not. H. Van Cantelbeck, N#3393 [unpaged]
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 4, 273-77.

7 March 1642

The estate of the deceased Elisabeth Diericx, housewife of Jan van Ierschot, art dealer, owes the widow of Michiel Vrient, frame maker (lystmaker) 26 guilders for frames to paintings.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#735, fol. 72-86v.
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) Vol. 4, 462-63.

17 November 1645

The heirs of Peter Paul Rubens should pay Nicolaes Vrient, panel maker (panneelmaecker) 283 guilders as remainder of a higher amount that has been outstanding since 24 November 1639.


Bibliography
  • Antwerpsch Archievenblad, dl. I en II (1864), 128; E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 5, 263-84, spec. 278.

9 January 1649

Angelina Sweerdts, housewife of Guillaum Neefs, painter, pays ‘Vrindts’, frame maker (lystmaecker) nine guilders for frames for paintings.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#870, fol. 85-92.
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) Vol. 5, 463.

28 January 1651

The estate of Abraham Mathijs owes Niclaes Vriendt 20 guilders and 5 stuivers for canvasses and frames.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notariaat, not. C. Doppegieter, N#1321
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) Vol. 6, 170-72.

4 May 1654

The estate of Paschijnke de Momper (d. 1629), housewife of the painter Gielis Antoni van Fornenberg, owes Nicolaes Vriendt, frame maker (lijstmaecker) 21 guilders.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Weeskamer, WK#877, fol. 1-24.
Bibliography
  • E. Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw, (Brussel 1984-2009) vol. 7, xxx.

1671-72

The board of the Antwerp Wijntaverniers paid Nicolaes Vrient for gluing the broken painting in the Chapel.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Privilegekamer, PK#2920, p. 282.
Bibliography
  • De Burbure, Historische Nota’s, vol. 1, 282

 

 

1672-73

Nicolaes Vrient glued a pannel for the Venerabelkapel in the St. Jacobskerk.


Archival reference
  • Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Privilegekamer, PK#3066, p. 22.
Bibliography
  • Previously unpublished

 

 

1676-77

[Nicolaes] Vrint, frame maker (lystmaeker) payed his annuity to the Guild.


Archival reference
  • Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, KASKA, Oud Archief Sint Lucasgilde, 202 14 (1676-77).
Bibliography
  • Ph. Rombouts and Th. van Lerius, De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint Lucasgilde, 2 Vols. (Antwerp 1872) II, 456.