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Catharina Backer

North Netherlandish
Amsterdam 1689-09-22
Leiden 1766-02-08
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daughter of Willem Cornelisz. Backer (1656-1731) and Magdalena de la Court (1662-1712). Married on 25 August 1711 with her cousin Allard de la Court van der Voort, cloth manufacturer and art collector.
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Drew after plaster casts of Bossuit's work in her father's possession (and not after the metal casts of thirteen sculptures that her father-in-law Pieter de la Court van der Voort had made in triplicate by sculptor Filips van de Mij: after her marriage and moving to Leiden in 1711, she added nothing more to her drawing folder.
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  • Amsterdam 1704 - 1711
  • Leiden 1711 - 1766
    married in Leiden in 1711 and stayed there all her life; lived on Rapenburg 65
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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.
still life, flower piece, fruit piece, genre, landscape (as genre), italianate
worked in the manner of Rachel Ruysch (Saur 1992); flower stillifes in the Hallwylska Museum in Stockholm from1721 and in Leiden (Willigen/Meijer 2003); her estate was auctioned on 23 April 1767 in Leiden (von Wurzbach 1906)
oil paint
Creation date: 1991-11-20; Last modified date: 2021-03-26


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