Jacob van Staverden

painter, military personnel
North Netherlandish
Amersfoort (place) 1656
probably 1656
Rome 1716
after 1716. In 1706, 1710, 1712 and 1716 he is recorded in various deeds concerning the sale of possessions to raise money; his profession is not mentioned in these deeds.
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He apparently came from a Dutch noble family and did not just pretend to be a nobleman, as Van Gool (1750) assumes; son of Egbertus van Staverden and Margaretha Hooft van Huysduynen, in whose house he grew up, which was located on the city wall of Amersfoort. In Rome he was married to Maria Anna Romano (before 1706) (Saur 2019).
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  • Amersfoort (plaats) 1672
    probably until june 1672 pupil of Matthias Withoos
  • Rome 1674 - 1686
    left for Italy with Caspar van Wittel in 1674 (presumably in the Spring); on 3 January 1675 in Rome; Bentbrief of Abraham Genoels, co-signed. According to Van Gool he was not very successful in Rome. In 1679 he was recorded as living on Strada la Croce, dal Corso, with Abraham Genoels and Gommarus Wouters (Hoogewerff 1942).
  • Amersfoort (plaats) 1686 - 1687
    in March 1686 and January 1687 mentioned as resp. witness and comparant
  • Rome 1689 - 1716
    lived in 1689 and in 1693-1694 together with Van Wittel in Rome. In 1694 he entered the service of the papal guard and stopped painting; had financial difficulties in 1706 (Saur 2019). In 1689 he was recorded on Piazza di Spagna, sotto la Trinità with Gaspar van Wittel; in 1691on Discesa di S. Isidoro a Porta Pinciana (alone) and in 1692 again with Gaspar van Wittel on Vicolo della Purificatione (Hoogewerff 1942)
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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.
genre, flower piece, fruit piece
Van Gool mentions flower and fruit still lifes, but now no examples are known; he is best known for Bambocciesque scenes (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 189)
oil paint
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Creation date: 1994-02-01; Last modified date: 2023-03-27


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