Nicolaes Knüpfer

painter, draftsman
German, North Netherlandish
Leipzig 1603/1609
according to De Bie and Houbraken born in 1603 in Leipzig; c. 1609, as he stated on 19 April 1639 to be around 30 years old (Huys Janssen 1989); born 1603 or 1609 in Leipzig or Asch/Bohemia (Aš/Czech Republic) (Saur 2014)
Utrecht (city) 1655-10/1655-10-15
buried 15 October 1655
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married to Cornelia Back (died 1643) in Utrecht on 7 November 1640
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painted staffage in the landscapes of Jan Both and Jan Baptist Weenix
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  • Leipzig 1625
    c. 1625
  • Magdeburg 1630
    until c. 1630 he went from Magdeburg to Utrecht (Houbraken 1718)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1630 - 1655
    In Utrecht he worked and lived with Abraham Bloemaert; took part in the commission for Christian IV for Kronborg castle (Houbraken 1718). He painted three more battles for the Danisch King, which were destroyed in the fire of Christiansborg in 1791 (Kuzntezow 1974, p. 201-202, nos. 125-128). In 1637 he became visiting member of the Saint Luke guild in 1637. He married 7 November 1640 to Cornelia Back.
  • Den Haag 1645
    At some point in the 1640s he probably worked in The Hague, where Jan Steen may have been his pupil (Saur 2014).
  • Utrecht (stad) 1647 - 1655
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figure, genre, mythology, portrait
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2021-07-06


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