Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp

painter, draftsman, illustrator
North Netherlandish
Dordrecht 1594-12
Thieme/Becker 1913
Dordrecht 1652
In the Spring of 1652 his wife was mentioned as widow (Chong 1989, p. 17, note 1).
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son of Gerrit Gerritsz. Cuyp I (1565-ca. 1644) and his first wife Geerten Mathysdr (died 1601); stepbrother of Benjamin Cuyp; married to Aertken Cornelisdr van Cooten in Dordrecht on 13 November 1618; father of Aelbert Cuyp
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Active in
  • Utrecht (stad) 1615 - 1618
    apprentice of Abraham Bloemaert (Houbraken 1718)
  • Dordrecht 1617 - 1625
    on July 18, 1617 member of the guild of St. Luke in Dordrecht; married on 13 November 1618 (Saur 1999)
  • Amsterdam 1625 - 1628
  • Dordrecht 1628 - 1652
    Cuyp was active as a deacon of the Walloon church in Dordrecht in 1628 (1629 according to Saur 1999) and 1634 and was a member of the council of elders between 1641-43; in 1644 he was listed as 'geweesen ouderling' (former Elder) (Paarlberg 2002, p. 203-204); according to Saur, Cuyp would also have been active as an elder between 1649 and 1651 (Saur 1999); c. 1642 he was one of the founders, together with Isaak van Hasselt, Cornelis Tegelberg and Jacques de Claeuw of the 'Konstgenootschap St. Lucas', a split-off of the Guild of St. Luke (Houbraken 1718, p. 237); he was treasurer of the Guild in 1629, 1633, 1637 and 1641 (Paarlberg 2002, p. 202)
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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.
portrait, genre, history (as a genre), Christian religious scene, still life, landscape (as genre), flower piece, animal painting (genre), architecture (genre)
an unsigned, large kitchen still life at an exhibition in Dordrecht in 1992, with a related fish market in Dordrecht with less prominent still life from 1627; a tulip bed in Dordrecht from 1638 was probably inspired by Johannes Bosschaert (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 69)
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2021-07-09


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