Frans Francken the Younger1581 – 1642

Frans Francken the Younger1581 – 1642

Frans Francken the Younger is among the most important practitioners of Flemish genre painting and an influential figure in the history of European art. A member of the famous Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke from 1605, Francken was a versatile artist who produced altarpieces and furniture panels alongside the historical and allegorical paintings for which he is best known. Francken’s fêted Kunstkammer (1636, Kunsthistorisches Museum), a painting depicting a salon in which are hung a plethora of other artists’ paintings, was much admired by Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens.

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