Jacobus Houstraet

was also a merchant in flax (1658-1659)
North Netherlandish
Rotterdam 1630
probably born in Rotterdam, possibly c. 1630; he had a brother Johannes, who was baptized in Rotterdam on 22 October 1633
Amsterdam 1671-03-22/1672
after 22 March 1671 (last mention of his name)
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son of the painter and flax merchant Pieter Austraten and Pieryntge Gillisdr. de Rore (died 1658)
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Houstraet filed a request, together with the painter Aert Pietersz van de Venne (= Aert Cosijn), with the Swedish Queen Christina to be granted permission to travel through Sweden and study the different landscapes there (Gerson 1942/1983), but this did not work out.
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  • Zweden 1651 - 1663
    worked, probably at the same time (i.e. 1652-1663) with Govert Camphuysen in Sweden; from January until June 1652 he worked for Jacob de la Gardie and painted 10 pieces for the grotto in the garden of Jacobsdal (later Ulriksdal) (Roosval 1957); painted a picture of 'the huys Jacobsdael' (Gerson 1942/1983)
  • Rotterdam 1664
  • Amsterdam 1669
    On 27 November 1669 Houstraet, artist and living in Amsterdam, sold 13 paintings to Pieter Nijs (Bredius 1915).
  • Rotterdam 1670 - 1671
    On 22 March 1671 Houtstraet declared in Dordrecht. that he lived for some time in Rotterdam (Bredius 1915). That can have been before or after 1669 (M. de Kinkelder, July 2008).
  • Dordrecht 1671
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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.
landscape (as genre), genre, portrait
In an auction of paintings on 27 November 1669 some of his landscapes and a building on fire are mentioned.
oil paint
Creation date: 2006-11-17; Last modified date: 2020-07-11


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