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painter, draftsman, appraiser, regent (official), councillor
together with Jacob van Campen and Paulus Bor appraised the Arundel Collection in Amersfoort in 1655 (Weijtens 1971); member of the city council 1665-1672 (Obreen 1877-1890); Weesmeester and regent of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekapel 1670-1672 (Heijenga-Klomp 2005)
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Amersfoort 1621/1627
ca. 1621-1627; 50 years old in 1671, according to the painters register of Jan Sysmus (Bredius 1890-1895); reported in 1651 as being 26 years old (Hoogewerff 1942); Houbraken 1718-1721 mentions 1627 as his birth year
Deceased
Hoorn (Noord-Holland) 1703
Houbraken 1718-1721
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the innkeeper Jan Jansz. Withoos (died 1650); married to Weijntje (Wendelina) van Hoorn (died ca. 1679) before 1653; father of Adriana (born c. 1653/4), Pieter (1654/55-1692), Johannes (1656-1687/88), Aleid/Alida (c. 1660-1730), Geertruyt (baptized 12 March 1661), Maria (c. 1663-after 1699) and Frans Withoos (1665-c. 1705)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Amersfoort 1647
    master in the guild in 1647
  • Parijs 1648
    traveled with Otto Marseus van Schrieck, Hendrick Grauw, Paulus Bor and two nameless painters from Paris to Florence and Rome (Hoogewerff 1952)
  • Florence
  • Rome 1648 - 1652
    1651 reported at the Via del Babuino; 1652 reported at the Strada Vittoria
  • Lyon 1652 - 1653-02
    probably on his return from Italy, c. 1652/53
  • Amersfoort 1653-02 - 1672
    reported back in Amersfoort by 22 February 1653 (Thieme/Becker 1907-1950)
  • Hoorn (Noord-Holland) 1672 - 1703
    After his move to Hoorn, Withoos regularly traveled back to Amersfoort to settle an inheritance.
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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.
italianate, cityscape, still life, landscape (as genre), flower piece, forest still life, game piece (still life), vanitas, portrait, fish piece
hunting still lifes in Bourg-en-Bresse and Paris and a signed and dated 1667 hunting still life in a sale of Le Raincy on 29 January 1995; a hunting still life in a landscape auctioned at Christie's on 5 June 1936; his early still lifes with plants show kinship with Marseus van Schrieck; by the time he moved to Hoorn he had developed a mature varied style of Italianizing landscapes at sunset with a colourful background to park-like environments with still lifes of plants in the foreground; Withoos developed his own variation on the vanitas still life by placing symbols of transience in an Italian park environment; a fish still life in Hoorn (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 222).
Medium/technique
oil paint
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Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2021-07-21
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