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Qualifications
court painter, painter, draftsman, miniaturist painter, decorative painter (of interiors), architect
occasionally worked as an architect, made designs for the new stock exchange and patrician houses in Rotterdam
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Kralingen-Ambacht (Rotterdam) 1659-01-21
Houbraken 1721, p. 388
Deceased
Rotterdam 1722-11-12
was buried on November 17, during which the bells of the Laurenskerk rang for four hours
Family relationships
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son of Aerjen Jansz. and Maertgen Adriaensdr; brother of Pieter van der Werff (c. 1665-1722). He married Margaretha Rees (1669-1732) in Delfshaven, 19 August 1687. Their daughter Maria, married Adriaan Brouwer, who became Van der Werff's secretary.
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  • Rotterdam 1670 - 1696
    started his training as pupil of Cornelis Picolet for a year and a half, then of Eglon van der Neer, first for one year, then another three (Houbraken 1721)
  • Amsterdam 1692
    went in 1692 to Amsterdam in the company of Nicholaes Flinck to visit Jan Six and Philip de Flines (Houbraken 1721, p. 394)
  • Düsseldorf 1696 - 1719
    He started working for the elector in 1696 and signed a contract on June 15, 1697, during a trip to Düsseldorf to deliver paintings (Schavemaker 2010, p. 39). His contract stated that he had to work six months a year for the elector, but could stay residing in Rotterdam. The artist travelled to Düsseldorf on several occasions to deliver paintings. In 1703 his contract was expanded to nine months (Houbraken 1721, p. 397). His annual salary was canceled in 1719 by Elector Karl Philipp, Johann Wilhelm's successor (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 248, 258 & note 2).
  • Rotterdam 1696 - 1722
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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.
genre, history (as a genre), portrait
Medium/technique
oil paint
Art movement
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fine art painting
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2021-09-15

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