Roelof Koets (Zwolle)

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Roelof Koets, or Coets (1655–1725), was an 18th-century painter from the Northern Netherlands.


He was born in Zwolle as the son of Andries Koets and is known as a portrait painter and the teacher of the miniature painter Herman Wolters, the husband of Henriëtta van Pee.[1] According to his biographer Johan van Gool, he had been a pupil of Gerard ter Borch and painted upwards of 5000 portraits of various gentry in Friesland and Overijssel, including portraits of the family of Hendrik Casimir.[2] Though sometimes still life paintings are attributed to him, most of these are by an earlier Roelof Koets, who could possibly have been his descendent. He died in Zwolle.


  1. ^ Roelof Koets (II) in the RKD
  2. ^ Biography of Roelof Koets in Johan van Gool's "De nieuwe Schouburg der Nederlantsche Kunstschilders en Schilderessen"