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Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, German
Born
Ouderkerk aan den IJssel (Ouderkerk) 1649-05-04
According to Thieme/Becker 1938, he was born in Ouderkerk; other sources (Houbraken 1721) state The Hague on that date.
Deceased
Berlin 1711-01-21
Van Eynden/Van der Willigen: died on 21 January 1717 (?)
Family relationships
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son of the silversmith Jacob Terwesten and Katharina Preussissen; 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. 1664-1690; he established himself as a painter of ceilings and mural decorations in 1678; was co-founder in 1682 of the academy
  • Duitsland 1672
    He left the Netherlands in 1672 and travelled to Rome by way of Germany (the notion that Terwesten travelled from The Hague to Rome 'by way of Germany', stems from Houbraken 1718).
  • 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).
  • Venetië
  • 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
  • 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 (Colella et al. 1995, p. 37ff)
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Subjects
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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: 2020-11-20

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