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Jacob Adriaensz. Backer

JAB. (JAB interlaced, ill. in Wurzbach 1906)
painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Harlingen 1608-08-27/1608-12-31
between 27 Augustus and 31 December
Amsterdam 1651-08-27
Family relationships
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son of Adriaen Tjercksz Backer (c. 1575-1626) and Hilkje Folkertsdr (died c. 1610); brother of Tjerck Adriaensz Backer (c. 1605-c. 1659) and Jan Adriaensz Backer (ca. 1607-c. 1626); uncle of Adriaen Backer (Houbraken 1721, p. 186; Bakker 2008A, p. 167; Van den Brink et al 2008, p. 82)
See also
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1611 - 1626
    moved in 1611 with his father and stepmother to Amsterdam
  • Leeuwarden 1626 - 1634
    from 1626 pupil of Lambert Jacobsz., from 1631 together with Govert Flinck (Bakker 2008a, p.167)
  • Amsterdam 1634 - 1651
    returned to Amsterdam in 1634 (Bakker 2008a, p. 167)
  • Vlissingen
    temporarely in Vlissingen in the late 1630s
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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.
animal painting (genre), nude figure, portrait, landscape (as genre), history (as a genre), fruit piece, group portrait, mythology, allegory
There were fruit still-lifes in the inventory of his brother (Willigen/Meijer 2003).
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2022-05-16


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