The Lives of Dutch painters and paintresses

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The Lives of Dutch painters and paintresses
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Frontispiece of first volume with portrait of Otto van Veen
Author Jacob Campo Weyerman
Original title De levens-beschryvingen der Nederlandsche konst-schilders en konst-schilderessen
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch
Subject Artist biographies
Publisher Jacob Campo Weyerman
Publication date
1729–1769

The Lives of Dutch painters and paintresses, or De levens-beschryvingen der Nederlandsche konst-schilders en konst-schilderessen, as it was originally known in Dutch, is a series of artist biographies with engraved portraits written by the 18th-century painter Jacob Campo Weyerman. It was published in four volumes as a sequel to Arnold Houbraken's own list of biographies known as the Schouburgh. The first volume appeared in 1729, and the last volume was published in 1769. This work is considered to be a very important source of information on 17th-century artists of the Netherlands, specifically those artists who worked in The Hague and in London.

Volume I[edit]

The engraved portraits included as illustrations in Volume I are below, followed by the artists listed in order of appearance in the text. The illustrations are all copied from Houbraken.

Volume II[edit]

The engraved portraits included as illustrations in Volume II are below, followed by the artists listed in order of appearance in the text. The illustrations are all copied from Houbraken.

Volume III[edit]

The engraved portraits included as illustrations in Volume III are below, including one of the "Vignets", an engraving after a butterfly by Maria Sibylle Merian. The engravings are followed by the artists listed in order of appearance in the text. The portrait illustrations are all copied from Houbraken.

Volume IV[edit]

Volume IV is split into two parts. After a long introduction mentioning several artists and ending with Francisque Millet, a list of painters follows beginning with Adriaen Hanneman, who took lessons at the Hague Academy and were members of the Confrerie Pictura. At the end of the Hague list, the book continues with new page numbering.

Volume IV part two[edit]

References[edit]

  • De levens-beschryvingen der Nederlandsche konst-schilders en konst-schilderessen, door Jakob Campo Weyerman, Konst-schider.[2][3][4][5]
  1. ^ Weyerman copied Houbraken's confused notes on Willem Drost and the as yet unidentified "Terlee"
  2. ^ De levens-beschryvingen...Volume I on Google books
  3. ^ De levens-beschryvingen...Volume II on Google books
  4. ^ De levens-beschryvingen...Volume III on Google books
  5. ^ De levens-beschryvingen...Volume IV Verrijkt met nieuwe Vignetten, Vierde Deel. Te Dordrecht, By Ab. Blussé en Zoon, MDCCLXIX (1729–1769) on Google books

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