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, his paintings were acquired by Ferdinando II de' Medici. He later worked in Paris and returned to Antwerp where he became a master in the Guild of Saint Luke in 1654. When he went back to Paris he entered the Académie Royale, Alexander Francois Desportes was one of his many students. He was employed at the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris where he worked for the remainder of his days. 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