Cornelis Jacobsz Delff

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Portrait of Cornelis Jacobsz Delff by Tako Hajo Jelgersma after Jacob Willemsz Delff

Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff (1570–1643) was a Dutch Golden Age still life painter.


Still-Life of Kitchen Utensils

Delff was born in Gouda. According to Houbraken he was first a pupil of his father Jacob Delff, and then of Cornelis van Haarlem.[1] He was the brother of the painter Willem Jacobsz Delff and a good painter of still lifes.[1]

According to the RKD he became a member of the Delft Guild of St. Luke in 1613, and his kitchen still life paintings were followed by Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1585-1627), Gillis Gillisz. de Bergh, and Jan Willemsz. van der Wilde.[2] [2] He died in Delft.


  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b Cornelis Jacobsz. Delff in the RKD

External links[edit]

  • Vermeer and The Delft School, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has material on Cornelis Jacobsz Delff