Jacobus Buys

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Portrait of Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch art collector, 1766. Now at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Jacobus Buys (19 November 1724 – 7 April 1801) was a Dutch painter and engraver.

Portrati of industrialist Jan Modderman and his wife, 1777.

Buys was born in Amsterdam the son of a wig-maker.[1] He studied under Cornelis Pronk, Jacob de Wit, and Cornelis Troost, and ultimately became director of the Amsterdam Drawing Academy. He painted portraits, bas-reliefs, and tapestry, designed book-illustrations, and made copies of the works of the best masters of the seventeenth century. Buys became a member of Amsterdam's Guild of St Luke in 1750,[1] and died in 1801.


  1. ^ a b "BUYS, Jacobus". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 


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