Nicasius Bernaerts

1620-1678 Belgium/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Nicasius Bernaerts, a painter of animals, was born in Antwerp in 1620. He was a disciple of Francis Snyders who influenced his works. In Italy, Ferdinando II de' Medici acquired his paintings. He later worked in Paris and returned to Antwerp, becoming a master in the Guild of Saint Luke in 1654. When Bernaerts went back to Paris, he entered the Académie Royale; Alexander Francois Desportes was one of his many students. The remainder of his days were spent working at the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris. Sadly, he died in Paris, a poor man due to alcoholism.

 

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a beaver

a beaver


barnyard

barnyard

birds of prey
slaying a magpie

birds of prey slaying a magpie

cats and dogs
fighting

cats and dogs fighting


cats fighting

cats fighting

dog attacking
a cat

dog attacking a cat

falcon devouring
a bird

falcon devouring a bird

game on a
wooden ledge

game on a wooden ledge with tied up lambs a hound and a cat


sea turtle

 sea turtle

tambon dog of the
duke of vendome

tambon dog of the duke of vendome