Thomas van Apshoven, sometimes miscalled Theodor, (1622– 1664/7) was a Flemish artist.
The son of Ferdinand van Apshoven the Elder, he was baptized at Antwerp on 30 November 1622. He became a pupil of David Teniers the Younger, whose style he imitated with much success. We find various records of Apshoven. In 1652 he took the oath as standard-bearer in the 6th Division of the Civic Guard, and in 1657 he was made captain of the 8th Division. He died sometime between 18 September 1664, and the same day in the following year.
Ferdinand van Apshoven, 'the elder,' is recorded to have been baptized at Antwerp, on 17 May 1576. In 1592-93 he entered the atelier of Adam van Noort, and in 1596-97 he was free of the Guild of Painters of that city. He was both an historical painter and a portraitist; but no work by him exists. That he was successful as a teacher in art is evident, for the records of the Guild mention seven pupils of his. He died in 1654 or 1655.
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David Teniers the Younger or David Teniers II was a Flemish painter, printmaker, draughtsman, miniaturist painter, staffage painter, copyist and art curator. He was an extremely versatile artist known for his prolific output. He was an innovator in a wide range of genres such as history, genre, landscape, portrait and still life. He is now best remembered as the leading Flemish genre painter of his day. Teniers is particularly known for developing the peasant genre, the tavern scene, pictures of collections and scenes with alchemists and physicians.
Apshoven's pictures, like those of his master, represent village festivals, the interiors of cabarets, with peasants regaling and amusing themselves, corps-de-gardes, and chemists' laboratories, in all of which he approached so near to the admirable style of his instructor, that his pictures may easily be mistaken for those of Teniers. His touch is uncommonly light and spirited, and his colouring clear and silvery. The Dresden Gallery has a picture of fruits, &c., by him, signed "T. V. APSHOVEN". The Darmstadt Gallery has a Landscape, painted in 1656; the Cassel Gallery Dancing Peasants; and the Prague Gallery has an interior by him.
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Ferdinand van Apshoven, 'the younger,' son of the painter of the same name, and brother of the more celebrated Thomas, was baptized in 1630. He was a pupil of Teniers the younger, and in 1657-58 he was admitted to the Antwerp Guild as a master's son. In 1664 he took the oath as Captain in the 13th Division of the 'Civic guard.' In 1678-79 he was offered, but declined to accept, the office of Dean to the Guild. In 1694 he died, and was buried in the church of St. Walburg, in Antwerp. Ferdinand van Apshoven's pictures, like those of his brother, closely resemble the style of Teniers, under whose name many of them have passed. An Interior, with two figures — almost equal to a Teniers — is in the Rotterdam Museum; another Chamber, with three figures, is in the Museum at Dunkirk; and a third, 'Peasants in a Tavern,' is in the possession of M. van Lerius, of Antwerp.
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