Jacob Rotius

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Jacob Rotius (11 September 1644, Hoorn – 1681, Hoorn), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he was a pupil of Jan Davidsz de Heem, whose style he successfully copied. He earned a good living as a flower painter, but died relatively young due to his "melancholy attitude".[1]

According to the RKD he was the son of Jan Albertsz Rotius, and specialized in flower and vegetable still life paintings.[2]


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