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painter, draftsman, military personnel
one author attributes ten etchings to him (Rifkin 1974, pp. 86-101); was in 1661-1663 as a midshipman in the service of the Dutch East India Company (Saur dl 13 (1996), p.393)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Amsterdam 1631-03-03
baptized on March 9, 1631 (Bode/Bredius 1905)
Deceased
Atlantische Oceaan 1672-11-16
died on board the ship 'Reenen', which had left Texel on 24 October (Van der Molen 2006, p. 12)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Jacques Boursse (ca. 1590 - 1651) and Anna Foré, alias: Anna des Forets (? - 1658)
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1654 - 1667
dated works from 1654 up to and including 1667 (Brière-Misme 1954, p. 72-91, pp. 150-166, pp. 213-221)
Active in
  • Italië 1650
    ca. 1650 (Van der Molen 2006, p. 10)
  • Amsterdam 1651 - 1661
  • Ceylon (hist.) 1661 - 1663-07-18
    left as a midshipman in the service of the East India Company on the ship 'Amersfoort' to Ceylon in 1661; on 18 July 1663 Boursse arrived back in Amsterdam, according to VOC registers (Van der Molen 2006, p. 11)
  • Kaap de Goede Hoop (landstreek) 1661 - 1663
  • Amsterdam 1663 - 1672
    perhaps up to 1672; there are dated works from 1665 and 1667
  • Texel (eiland) 1672-10-24
born in
active in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, peasant genre, interiors, portrait, farm still life, topography
some of his domestic interiors have the character of farm still lives; they are already described as still lifes in the inventory of his brother of 1671 (Willligen/Meijer 2003, p. 48);in Ceylon he drew portraits of natives (Saur vol. 13 (1996), p. 393)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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