Jan van Neck

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Jan van Neck
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Anatomical lesson by Dr. Frederik Ruysch.
Born Jan van Neck
Died June 6, 1714(1714-06-06) (aged 79)
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Jan van Neck (1634–1714), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


He was born in Naarden and became a painter, draftsman, engraver, and interior decorator.[1] According to Houbraken his father was a doctor who apprenticed him to Jacob Adriaensz Backer to learn draftsmanship.[2] He painted historical allegories, portraits, and scenes of naked women bathing. Houbraken liked especially an altarpiece in the Wallonian Catholic church of Amsterdam by his hand. Houbraken wrote that he was a friendly man with many entertaining stories, and he consulted him as a source for his books while he was bedridden. He mentions also that Neck was a great friend of Dirck Ferreris, whose collection of drawings and papierkunst or paper-art (probably paper-cuts) came into his possession on his death.[2]


  1. ^ Jan van Neck in RKD
  2. ^ a b (Dutch) Johan van Neck biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature