This is Cornelis Kick

By Gwylym Owen

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Cornelis Kick (bapt. 12 March 1634, in Amsterdam – 18 June 1681, in Amsterdam) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Kick was trained by his father, then painter Simon Kick, who painted prestigious schuttersstukken. Cornelis Kick is recorded as a painter from 1650 and specialized in flower still lifes, in then manner of his bookish Jan Davidsz de Heem. He married Cornelia Spaeroogh upon 5 May 1661, and married a second time afterward Maghteltje Dirkx of Leiden on 16 December 1674. His pupils were Elias van den Broeck (from August 1665) and Jacob van Walscapelle.

According to Houbraken, Kick married the daughter of the pawnbroker Spaaroog of the Bank van Lening, whose daddy had a garden outdoor the St Anthony’s entrйe of Amsterdam. It was here that he painted flowers from nature gone his student Jakob van Walskapel, until the improvement of the city in 1657-1663 claimed the land the garden was upon and appropriately forced him to imitate his garden additional eastwards to the further polder called Diemermeer. When Kick got it into his head to assume to Loenen in 1667 however, Walskapel left his serve and moved support to Amsterdam, where he took stirring another profession and was yet living at the times Houbraken was writing (he was probably Houbraken’s source).

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