Jan Looten

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(Wooded) "landscape", 1650-1655, Hamburger Kunsthalle

Jan Looten (1617/18 in Amsterdam – c. 1681 in United Kingdom[1][2]) was a Dutch landscape painter. He is first recorded in Amsterdam at his wedding with Catelijntje Harmans in September 1643, as a 25-year old painter from Amsterdam, son of Laurens Jansz Loten.[2] In or after 1664[3] he moved to London and later to York. Samuel Pepys reportedly visited his studio in 1669 and was "unimpressed" with his work and was recommended to Simon Verelst, who he saw more favourably.[4]

Four landscapes attributed to Jan Looten are in the Royal Collection, two of which were painted in circa 1675 for King James II of England.[5]


  1. ^ Raat, Alexander J. P. (2010). The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789): A Personal History of a Dutch Virtuoso. Uitgeverij Verloren. p. 567. ISBN 90-8704-151-9.
  2. ^ a b Jan Looten at RKD
  3. ^ In September 1664 he still received a loan in the Netherlands.
  4. ^ "Jan Looten". Pepysdiary.com. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ O. Millar, The Tudor, Stuart and Early Georgian pictures in the Collection of her Majesty the Queen, London, 1969, I, pp.155-156, nos. 413-416

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