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Jacob Matham

print artist, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1571-10/1571-10-15
baptized 15 October 1571
Haarlem 1631-01-20
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son of Adriaen Garbrantsz. Matham (died 1572) and Margaretha Jansdr. (ca. 1550 - 1631), stepson of Hendrick Goltzius, when Goltzius adopted him in 1578 after marrying his widowed mother; he himself was married to Maria van Poelenburgh c. 1598 (De Vries 1885), father of Adriaen Jacobsen Matham (1599-1660), Jan (1600-1648), Theodoor (ca. 1606-1676) and Cornelis Jacobsz. Matham (1608 - 1661)
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  • Haarlem
  • Venetië 1593 - 1594
    Widerkehr 2007-2008, vol. 1, p. xxx-xxxiii
  • Rome 1595 - 1597
    travelled to Rome with Frans Badens and arrived there c. 1595 (Widerkehr 2007-2008, vol. 1 p. xxxiv). He scratched his name ('Jacob Matham van Haerlem')' in the crypt of the Dutch near the fresco of the Adoration of the Kings in the Catacombe of Domitilla (Hensen 1916); however, this did not take place in 1593, as Hensen claimed, but in or afer 1595.
  • Haarlem 1597 - 1631
    left Rome at the end of the spring of 1597
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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), Christian religious scene
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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