Frans Decker

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Portrait of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, painted posthumously in 1787 by Wybrand Hendriks after a portrait by Decker, now lost

Frans Decker (1684–1751, Haarlem), was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.


He was a painter whose pictures possess great merit, and are to be met with in almost every collection.[1] He is stated to have been born at Haarlem in 1684, and to have died at the same place in 1751, having been a pupil of Romeyn De Hooghe and of Bartholomeus Engels.[1][2] He painted landscapes in a very pleasing and natural style, resembling the charming productions of Ruisdael, but without the servility of an imitator.[1] He also excelled in caricature.[1]

He was a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke from 1706 until his death.[2] His pupils were Cornelis van den Berg, Tako Hajo Jelgersma, and Cornelis van Noorde.[2] His portrait was engraved by his pupil Jelgersma.


  1. ^ a b c d Bryan 1886
  2. ^ a b c Frans Decker in the RKD



  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Dekker, Frans". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.