Jan Victors

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Jacob blessing the sons of Joseph, c. 1650, National Museum in Warsaw.

Jan Victors or Fictor (bapt. June 13, 1619 – December 1679) was a Dutch Golden Age painter that focused mainly on painting subject from the Bible.

Biography[edit]

Victors was born in Amsterdam. He was known in Haarlem on a taxation catalog in 1722 as a student of Rembrandt van Rijn. Though it is not certain that he worked for Rembrandt, it is clear from his Young girl at a window that he had looked carefully at Rembrandt's paintings. He was only twenty when he painted this scene, and the look of expectation on the girl's face shows a remarkable study of character.[1] Like many painters in Amsterdam after the rampjaar of 1672, he fell onto bad times and took a position as ziekentrooster, a combi-job as professional nurse and cleric, with the Dutch East India Company in 1676. He died soon after arrival in Indonesia, then the Dutch East Indies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollandse Schilderijen uit Franse musea,1971, publication Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
  2. ^ RKD Recordnummer: 80890, RKD artists

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