Nicolaas Pieneman

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Nicolaas Pieneman in 1859

Nicolaas Pieneman (1 January 1809 – 30 December 1860) was a Dutch 19th-century painter and lithographer.


Pieneman was the son of Jan Willem Pieneman, and studied under his father and also at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam; he was a pupil of Jean Baptiste Madou.[1] He specialised in paintings of recent history and in portraits. He was a friend of William II of the Netherlands; he painted the king's inauguration in 1840,[2] and many members of the royal family. His pupils were Jan Daniël Beijnon, Johannes Arnoldus Boland, Conradijn Cunaeus, Bernard te Gempt, Hendrik Hollander, Willem Johann Martens, Johan Heinrich Neuman, Jan Frederik Tack, and Antonie Frederik Zürcher.[1]

Honours and affiliations[edit]

He was a member fourth class of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and by virtue of this, from 1852 of Natura Artis Magistra. He was a member of the Society Arti et Amicitiae. He was a knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, a Commander of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau and appointed to the Order of the Polar Star.


  1. ^ a b Nicolaas Pieneman in the RKD
  2. ^ Nicolaas Pieneman. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.

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