Jacob Adriaensz Backer

1609-1651 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jacob Adriaensz Backer who was born in Harlingen, Holland, was a portraitist and history painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His family moved to Amsterdam when he was just three years of age. Backer became a student of Lambert Jacobsz who was a fellow Mennonite preacher in Leeuwarden. Accounts state that he went on to study under Rembrandt back in Amsterdam c.1632, due to some resemblance of works, and his fellow student Govert Flinck was undoubtedly a student of Rembrandt. He was famously known to have completed a half-length portrait of a woman in one day, and it included ornamental jewels and elegant drapery. His works hang in the Amsterdam Townhall and the Carmelites church at Antwerp. His most famous student was Abraham Lambertsz van den, Tempel. According to the Rev. Pilkington he died in 1641 aged 33, he quotes Jean-Baptiste Descamps; however, it is broadly accepted, he died in 1651.

 

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portrait
of a woman

portrait of a woman by Jacob Adriaensz Backer

portrait
of an old woman

portrait of an old woman

company of cornelis
de graeff

company of cornelis de graeff and luitenant hendrick lauwrensz

porrtrait
of a lady

portrait of a lady

granida
and daifilo

granida and daifilo

portrait of
johannes lutma

portrait of johannes lutma

the
hearing

the hearing

the
tribute money

the tribute money

venus
and adonis

venus and adonis