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Qualifications
painter, draftsman, decorative painter (of interiors), court painter, print artist, director of academy
director of the academy in 700/01, 1704/05, 1707/08, 1711
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, German
Born
The Hague 1649-05-04
Houbraken 1721, p. 268. According to Thieme/Becker 1923 he was born in Ouderkerk (source?). His parents married in The Hague in 1648.
Deceased
Berlin 1711-01-21
Houbraken 1721, p. 271
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the gooldsmith Johan Jacob Terwesten (from Augsburg) and Katharina Preussissen (from Berlin) (Saur 2020); brother of Elias and Mattheus Terwesten, uncle of Augustinus II
See also
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Biographical information
Education
Haagse Academie
Active in
  • Den Haag 1664 - 1672
    c. 1665-1667 pupil of Willingh; spent another two years with Willem Doudijns (Houbraken 1721)
  • Duitsland 1672
    He left the Netherlands in 1672 and travelled to Rome by way of Germany (Houbraken 1721).
  • Rome 1674 - 1677
    He stayed approximately three years in Rome. He left the city in 1677 and travelled to The Hague by way of Venice, France and England, eventually arriving in 1678 (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998, p. 243, based on Houbraken).
  • Venetië 1677
    stayed here for several months (Houbraken)
  • Frankrijk
    The notion that Terwesten travelled back to the Hague 'by way of France and England', stems from Houbraken 1718 and has been repeated by every subsequent author.
  • Groot-Brittannië
  • Den Haag 1678 - 1690
    returned home in 1678, after having been away for six years (Houbraken). He established himself as a painter of ceilings and mural decorations in 1678; was co-founder in 1682 of the academy.
  • Berlijn 1690 - 1711
    was appointed court-painter to Elector Frederick III of Prussia on 12 April 1692; co-founder in 1696 of the Berlin Art Academy (Houbraken 1721, Colella et al. 1995, p. 37ff)
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Subjects
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.
allegory, history (as a genre), mythology, portrait, architecture (genre), fruit piece, flower piece
examples of his flower and fruit still-lifes with cupids in the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Munich (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 194)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-01-26; Last modified date: 2021-09-25

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