Authors

Frans Francken II, the Younger

Amberes 1581 - 1642

Frans Francken worked in Antwerp during Pieter Paul Rubens’ lifetime, and was one the most well known and appreciated painters of small figures of the period. He was the most important of the large Francken dynasty of painters. He recieved his training in his father’s studio, and was named grand master of the St Lucas Guild in 1605 and dean in 1614. He soon directed his own studio supported by numerous collaborators, taking on every kind of subject matter in his paintings: Biblical, mythological, historical and allegorical, making scenes of galleries fashionable, especially those in Antwerp. His style is distinguished by the elegance and movement of his figures, together with a free and diaphanous brushstroke. His works can be found distributed among the best museums in the world.

The Wedding at Canaa

The Wedding at Canaa

King Midas’ Table

King Midas’ Table

Agaar and Ismael

Agaar and Ishmael

The Crowning with Thorns with Grisaille

The Crowning with Thorns with Grisaille

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

The triunph of Neptune and  Anphitrite

The triunph of Neptune and Anphitrite