Jan I Porcellis
(1584 - 1632)
Jan I Porcellis was active/lived in Netherlands, Belgium. Jan Porcellis is known for tonalist marine painting, etching.
Biography Jan I Porcellis
Porcellis was a Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher of Flemish origin.
His father, Captain Jan Pourchelles or Porcellis, was one of the many
Flemish refugees from the renewed Spanish persecutions in 1585 who
emigrated to the northern Netherlands. The family settled at Rotterdam,
where Jan Porcellis is first recorded on the occasion of his marriage in
1605. He probably started his career as a graphic artist, not a
painter, possibly working for the Rotterdam engraver and publisher Jan
van Doetechum (d 1630), who published maps, book illustrations and
engravings of ship portraits.
Porcellis is first mentioned as a painter in Antwerp, where he
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