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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Dordrecht 1660-03-28
Deceased
Amsterdam 1719-10-14
buried 18 October in the Nieuwe Zijds Kapel (De Vries 1885)
Family relationships
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son of the tailor Jan Jansz. Houbraken (died 1676) and Truycken Aertsdr. Gudde (died 1679). He married Sara Souborg (also called Sara Sasbout Souburg, 1662-1729) on 3 July 1685 in Alblasserdam; banns were posted on 13 May 1685 in Alblasserdam and announced in Dordrecht on 20 May 1685 (Horn 2000, vol. 1, p. 31). The couple had ten children (Frederiks 1884-1887; Lots 2010), amongst them were Antonina, Christina, Jacob (who became artists) and Arnoldus. His daughter Anonina married the goldsmith Jacob Stellingwerf; his daughter Christina married Anthoni Elliger.
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  • Dordrecht 1674 - 1680
    After the death of his parents he moved in with his sister Annetje and her husband Claes Broeksmit (married 1675) in the Kolfstraat (Horn 2000, vol. 1, p. 31), where he grew up. He was baptized in the Mennonite congregation in Dordrecht and accepted as a member on June 30, 1680.
  • Engeland 1680
    went to Engeland at some point before his marriage, so between the end of 1679 and 1685, probably c. 1680 (Horn 2000, vol. 1, p. 26)
  • Dordrecht 1699 - 1709
    He bought a house on the Varkenmarkt on 17 oktober 1699, traditionally called 'Maastricht' (ORA Dordrecht inv. 801, f. 127v ff.). he sold the house on 27 April 1709 to his neighbour ( (ORA Dordrecht inv. 807, f. 13).
  • Amsterdam 1710 - 1713
    came to Amsterdam at the instigation of the patron Jonas Witsen (1676-1715); he paid his 'poortersgeld ' on 8 October 1710 (Frederiks 1884-1887, p. 334)
  • Londen (Engeland) 1713
  • Upper Winchendon 1713
    Houbraken visited the mansion of Philip Wharton in 1713 and counted 32 portraits painted by Anthony van Dyck, 14 of them full-length (Houbraken 1718).
  • Amsterdam 1714 - 1719
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Christian religious scene, landscape (as genre), italianate, portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2022-05-01

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