Johan de Graeff
Johan de Graeff (October 29, 1673 in Amsterdam – April 12, 1714) - Lord of the semisouverain Fief Zuid-Polsbroek and Lord of the castle Ilpenstein - was a member of the De Graeff - family from the Dutch Golden Age.
He was the oldest son of Pieter de Graeff and Jacoba Bicker, his elder brother was Cornelis de Graeff II., Baron of Purmerland and Ilpendam, and De Graeffs younger sister Agneta de Graeff, who married to Jan Baptiste de Hochepied, lives in a City-Palace today called Kabinet der Koningin.
In the year 1709 Johan married Johanna Hooft, they had five children:
- Jacoba Adriana de Graeff (1710–1745), married to Mr. Jacob Jan de Blocq van Kuffeler
- Gerrit de Graeff I (1711–1752), married to Maria Elisabeth Sautijn and later with Elisabeth Lestevenon; Gerrit succeeded his as Lord of Zuid-Polsbroek.
- Alida Joanna de Graeff (1713–1757), married with Mr. François de Witt.
Johan de Graeff has a big art collection including paintings from Rembrandt van Rijn, Gerard Ter Borch and Jacob van Ruisdael. The collection know three very famous pictures, Catharina Hooft with her Nurse, painted by Frans Hals, Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph and Portrait of Andries de Graeff, both from Rembrandt.
Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph by Rembrandt (Portrait of Petrus Scriverius, Wendela de Graeff and their sons) (Rembrandt, 1656)
Portrait of Jacob de Graeff (1642-1690), painted by Gerard ter Borch (second half 17.th century)
Johan de GraeffBorn: 29 October 1673 Died: 12 April 1714
Pieter de Graeff
|Lord of Zuid-Polsbroek
Gerrit de Graeff I
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