Willem de Famars Testas

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The well and sycamore in Ezbekieh Square, Cairo, c1858-60, collection Teylers Museum

Willem de Famars Testas (1834, Utrecht – 1896, Arnhem), was a 19th-century Dutch painter.

Biography[edit]

According to the RKD, he learned to paint from Jacobus Everhardus Josephus van den Berg and studied at the Akademie van beeldende kunsten in the Hague during the years 1853-1854.[1] He travelled to Egypt in 1858-1860 and was in Brussels 1872-1885.[1] He became a member of the artist society Schilder- en teekengenootschap Kunstliefde in Utrecht.[1] His daughter Marie Madelaine de Famars Testas also became a painter.[1]


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