Pieter Jansz van Ruyven

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Pieter Jansz van Ruyven (1651, Delft – 1719, Delft), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he was a pupil of Jacob Jordaens who became specialized in large decorative pieces for ceilings, and walls. He made the festive triumphal arches for the joyous entry of William III of England in the Hague.[1] He knew the painter Adriaen Cornelisz van Linschoten as an old man in Delft.[1]

According to the RKD he was a pupil of Willem Doudijns and became a member of the Confrerie Pictura in the Hague. Most of his known works are still installed in the buildings for which they were made. Although he is registered in Antwerp and in the Hague when Jacob Jordaens was there, the RKD claims he was also a pupil of Hans IV Jordaens, not Jacques Jordaens.[2]


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

External links[edit]

  • Vermeer and The Delft School, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Pieter Jansz van Ruyven