Wigerus Vitringa

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Engraving of Vitringa by Cornelis van Noorde after a drawing by Vitringa's pupil Tako Hajo Jelgersma done in 1721.

Wigerus Vitringa (October 8, 1657 – January 18, 1725), was a Dutch seascape painter.

Biography[edit]

Man of War and smaller ships in rough seas

Vitringa was born in Leeuwarden. According to the RKD he was the son of a prominent lawyer who could financially permit himself a career in the arts.[1] He was the pupil of Richard Brakenburg and possibly also the pupil of Ludolf Bakhuizen, whose style he followed. He moved to Alkmaar in the 1680s where his eyesight slowly deteriorated.[1] He became a member of the Guild of St. Luke there in 1696. In 1708 he returned to Friesland where he became a teacher. His most notable pupil was Tako Hajo Jelgersma.[1] Vitringa died in Wirdum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wigerus Vitringa in the RKD