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LB
LBAK
monogram and signature in Wurzbach 1906
Nationality/school
German, North Netherlandish
Born
Emden 1630-12-08
according to Van der Veen 2019 born Dec. 8, 1630; according to De Beer 2002 born on December 28th, 1630; according to Broos 1985 born in 1631
Deceased
Amsterdam 1708-11-06/1708-11-07
see Van der Veen 2019; according to De Vries 1885: died during the night of November 7th to 8th, 1708 and was buried on November 12th, 1708 in the Westerkerk Amsterdam
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Gerhard Backhuysen and Margarete Janssen (died 1680); first marriage to Lysbet Lubbers, widow from Amsterdam, on 30 August 1657 in Amsterdam, second marriage to Catharina Bevel from Haarlem on 29 April 1660 in Amsterdam, third marriage to Alida Greffet of Amsterdam, widow, on 26 June 1664 in Amsterdam and fourth marriage to Anna de Hooge, widow, on 10 May 1680 in Amsterdam (De Vries 1885); father of Johannes, grandfather of Ludolf Backhuijzen II
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1649 - 1707
in 1649, but probably already in 1648 as calligrapher in the service of the Bartolotti family in Amsterdam; his last dated work dates to 1707. In 1657 he called himself draftsman and his first painted work dates to 1658. First mentioned as a painter in 1661 (Scheele 2008).
Active in
  • Emden
  • Amsterdam 1649 - 1662-05
    in 1649 Bakhuizen entered into the service of merchant Guillelmo Bartolotti II as accountant and calligrapher, only becoming a member of the painters' guild in November 1663.
  • Hoorn (Noord-Holland) 1662-05 - 1663-05
    moved in 1662 to Hoorn where he stayed until May 1663 (Scheele 2008).
  • Amsterdam 1663-05 - 1708-11
    on February 1st or 7th 1663 (when he still lived in Hoorn), he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in Amsterdam, where he lived and worked until his death (Scheele 2008).
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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.
history (as a genre), marine (as genre), portrait, beach scene, landscape (as genre), winter landscape, italianate, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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