Cornelis de Wael (Biographical details)

Cornelis de Wael (painter/draughtsman; Flemish; Male; 1592 - 1667)

Also known as

Wael, Cornelis de; Waal, Kornelis de

Biography

Landscape painter and etcher of mostly genre scenes, active in Antwerp and Genoa. Son of Jan de Wael I and born in Antwerp. He travelled to Italy with his brother Lucas de Wael (q.v.) where he lived in Genoa and later Rome. When Anthony Van Dyck travelled to Italy he stayed with them and he painted the brothers, see the portrait in Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome; for a print after this painting see for example: 1888,0612.96 and R,1b.114.
An album with drawings by De Wael is also in the British Museum, see for comment and frontispiece 1836,0811.614.

Bibliography

C. di Fabio, 'Due Generazioni di Pittori Fiamminghi a Genova e la Bottega di Cornelis de Wael', in exhibition catalogue: S. Barnes e.a., Van Dyck a Genova; Grande Pittura e Collezionismo, Genoa Palazzo Ducale 1997.
A. Stoesser, 'The Album of drawings by Cornelis de Wael in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings: a Preliminary Study', in A.W.A. Boschloo e.a., "Aux quatre vents" A Festschrift for Bert W. Meijer, Florence, 2002, p. 299-303.