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LB
LBAK
monogram and signature in Wurzbach 1906
Nationality/school
German, North Netherlandish
Born
Emden 1630-12-28
according to Houbraken 1719 he was born 18 December 1631: according to De Beer 2002 (repetaed by Van der Veen 2019) born on December 28th, 1630.
Deceased
Amsterdam 1708-11-07
He died during the night of November 6th to 7th, 1708 by one o'çlock in the morning and was buried on November 12th, 1708 in the Westerkerk Amsterdam (De Beer 2002, p. 27-28, repetated by van der veen 2019). Houbraken erroneusly wrote that Bakhuizen died 7 November 1709.
Family relationships
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He was the son of Gerhard Backhuysen and Margarete Janssen (died 1680).His first marriage was to Lysbet Lubbers (born 1615), widow from Amsterdam, on 30 August 1657 in Amsterdam. The second marriage was to Catharina Bevel (1634-1661) from Haarlem on 29 April 1660 in Amsterdam. The third marriage was to Alida Greffet (1625-1678), a widow from Amsterdam, on 26 June 1664 in Amsterdam and his fourth marriage was to Anna de Hooge (1645-1717), also a widow, on 10 May 1680 in Amsterdam (De Vries 1885). He was the father of Johannes Backhuizen (born 1683) and grandfather of Ludolf Backhuijzen II (1717-1782).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1649 - 1707
In 1649, but probably already in 1648he was as calligrapher in the service of the Bartolotti family in Amsterdam; his last dated work dates to 1707. In 1657 he called himself draftsman and his first painted work dates to 1658. First mentioned as a painter in 1661 (Scheele 2008).
Active in
  • Emden
  • Amsterdam 1649 - 1662-05
    In 1649 Bakhuizen entered into the service of merchant Guillelmo Bartolotti II as accountant and calligrapher (J. van der Veen in De Beer et al. 2019). According to Houbraken 1719, who calls him 'Bartelot', this occured in 1650. Between 1657 and 1660 he was taught by Allaert van Everdingen; c. 1660/61 of Hendrik Dubbels.
  • Hoorn (Noord-Holland) 1662-05 - 1663-05
    moved in 1662 to Hoorn where he stayed until May 1663 (Scheele 2008).
  • Amsterdam 1663-05 - 1708-11
    On February 1st or 7th 1663 (when he still lived in Hoorn), he became a member of the Guild of Saint Luke in Amsterdam, where he lived and worked until his death (Scheele 2008). According to Houbraken,Cosimo III de' Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Friedrich I, the King of Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, and various German princes did not only buy his art works but also came to visit him in person in Amsterdam to make their own choice from what he had made. Allthough this cannot be substatiated by documents, it is quite plausible (De Beer 2002, p. 29).
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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.
history (as a genre), marine (as genre), portrait, beach scene, landscape (as genre), winter landscape, italianate, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
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