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BACKER, Jacob Adriaensz. (1608 - 1651), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BACKER, Jacob Adriaensz. (1608 - 1651), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1608, in Harlingen; died 27 August 1651, in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, group portraits.

[not available online]Jacob Backer first studied under Lambert Jacobsz. in Leeuwarden, then in 1632 he placed himself under the direction of Rembrandt, with whom he had formed a friendship. He painted mainly historical subjects and executed a large number of

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