Nicolaas Pieneman

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Nicolaas Pieneman
Nicolaas Pieneman.jpeg
Nicolaas Pieneman in 1859
Born(1809-01-01)1 January 1809
Died30 December 1860(1860-12-30) (aged 51)

Nicolaas Pieneman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnikoːlaːs ˈpinəˌmɑn]; 1 January 1809 – 30 December 1860) was a Dutch painter, art collector, lithographer, and sculptor. His work was part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[1]


Nicolaas Pieneman was born on 1 January 1809 in Amersfoort in the Kingdom of Holland. He was the son of painter Jan Willem Pieneman.[2]

Pieneman studied under his father and also at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam; he was a pupil of Jean Baptiste Madou.[2] He specialised in paintings of recent history and in portraits. He was a friend of William II of the Netherlands; he painted the king's inauguration in 1840,[3] and many members of the royal family. His pupils were Jan Daniël Beijnon, Johannes Arnoldus Boland, Conradijn Cunaeus, Bernard te Gempt, Hendrik Hollander, Willem Johann Martens, Johan Heinrich Neuman, Jan Frederik Tack, and Antonie Frederik Zürcher.[2]

In July 1855, Jan Hendrik Donkel Curtius (the Opperhoofd in Nagasaki, Japan) recorded the presentation of an oil portrait of King Willem III by Pieneman, together with the steamship Soembing.

Pieneman died on 30 December 1860 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.[2]

Honours and affiliations[edit]

He was a member fourth class of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences[4] and by virtue of this, from 1852 of Natura Artis Magistra. He was a member of the Society Arti et Amicitiae.

He was a knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion, a Commander of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau and appointed to the Order of the Polar Star.[5]



  1. ^ "Nicolaas Pieneman". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Nicolaas Pieneman (1809-1860) Archived 2018-02-21 at the Wayback Machine, Netherlands Institute for Art History, 2014. Retrieved on 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ (in Dutch) Nicolaas Pieneman Archived 2012-02-11 at the Wayback Machine, Rijksmuseum. Retrieved on 27 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Nicolaas Pieneman (1809 - 1860)" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Abraham Jacob van der Aa, "Nicolaas Pieneman", Biographisch woordenboek der Nederlanden, 1872. Retrieved on 16 January 2015.

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