Authors

Vincent Adriaenssens

Antwerp 1595 - Rome 1675

Vincent Adriaenssens, also known as “Il Manciola”, was born in 1595 in Antwerp, where he undertook his early training with his brother, the still life painter Alexander Adriaenssens and probably in P. P. Rubens’ studio. In 1625, he was living in Rome and later moved to Paris in 1645, where, supported by the patronage of Cardinal Mazarin, he painted panels of hunting and Romanesque scenes. On the death of his protector in 1661, he returned to Rome where he painted the frescos of Saint Mary Sopra Minerva and the paintings of Saint Mary in Varicella. He died in this city in 1675. For quite a long time, there have been attempts to combine Adriaenssens’ work with that of Vincent Malo, in spite of their different characters and styles, because they share the same monogram, VM. This reiterated identification has only recently been corrected. His works are mentioned in the Duke of Saboya’s records in the Royal Collection in Berlin and in 17th century Roman archives.

The Feast of the Gods. The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus

The Feast of the Gods. The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus