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architect, sculptor, draftsman, court architect
In 1681 he stopped being a sculptor and sold his tools to the Hague sculptor Johannse Hannart (died 1709). In 1689 he became 'stadhouderlijk architect' of Stadholder-King William III.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
The Hague 1640
Deceased
1715/1716
in 1716 or shortly earlier
Family relationships
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son of the sculptor/carver Pieter Roman (c. 1607-1670) and Christina Pieters. He married Anna van Lent, with whom he had a son, the architect Pieter Jacobsz. Roman (1676-after 1733). Willem III paid for the education of the son in France and Italy.
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  • Den Haag 1671 - 1682
  • Leiden 1681 - 1689
  • Londen (Engeland) 1689
    on the invitation of Willem III, probably for the renovation of Kensington Palace. He studied the work of Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren. There was money traferred to him in England (Bredius 1918, p. 1730).
  • Den Haag 1690
  • Deventer 1693 - 1695
  • Nordkirchen (Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen) 1698
    travelled there to discuss a design for Schloss Nordkirchen with the Munster Bishop Friedrich Christian von Plettenberg. The design was never executed (Stenvert/Orsel 2018, p. 76, note 20).
  • Den Haag 1702 - 1712
    In 1702-1712 Roman is mentioned as the Hague architect or director of the Prussian king, who had acquired the Palais Noordeinde in the Hague and the castles and estates in Westland near the Hague from the Orange inheritance. In 1711 Roman was in the service of Landgrave Philips van Hessen-Philipsthal (1655-1721), who had setteled down in The Hague in 1708 (Stenert/Orsel 2018).
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architecture (genre)
Creation date: 1994-11-30; Last modified date: 2021-05-17

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