Theodor van Pee

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Theodor van Pee's portrait in Jean-Baptiste Descamps book of painters, 1764

Theodorus van Pee (1668–1746) was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.

Biography[edit]

Van Pee was born in Amsterdam. According to Houbraken he was the son of the Amsterdam painter Jan van Pee, who moved to Antwerp and left his family behind.[1] According to Jan van Gool, he was an art dealer as well as a painter, and for a while specialized in painting carved wooden boards used for ornamental decoration.[2]

According to the RKD he became a member of the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke in 1737.[3] His pupils were his daughter, the miniature painter Henriëtta van Pee (who helped him in his studio from the age of seven),[4] her later husband Herman Wolters, and the painter Adam Silo.[3] He died in The Hague.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Theodorus van Pee in Justus van Pee Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Theodorus van Pee in Van Gool's Nieuwe Schouburg, 1750, pp. 272-287
  3. ^ a b Theodor van Pee in the RKD
  4. ^ Henrietta Wolters-Van Pee on inghist