Dutch family of artists, of Flemish origin. The family can be traced back as far as Jacob van Nijeulandt, who is recorded as a citizen of Antwerp in 1561. One of his four children, Willem van Nieulandt (1533–96), married Adriana Nouts (d 1608), and they had three sons: Willem van Nieulandt I (b Antwerp, 1560; bur Rome, 31 March 1626), Joris van Nieulandt (1561–1626) and Adriaen van Nieulandt (d 1603). Willem I was the first artist in the family. A painter and draughtsman, he lived and worked in Rome, where he was known as Guglielmo Terranova and where he became a member of the Accademia di S Luca in 1604. He probably painted figure pieces, but none of his work is known to have survived. His brother Adriaen was a pedlar and pen merchant and moved to Amsterdam with his family in 1589, probably because they were Calvinists. Adriaen's sons, Willem van Nieulandt II (b Antwerp, 1584; d Amsterdam, ?1635), Adriaen van Nieulandt the younger (b Antwerp, 1587; d Amsterdam, bur 7 July 1658) and Jacob van Nieulandt (b Amsterdam, 1593–4; bur Amsterdam, 27 Dec 1616), all became painters. Jacob painted landscapes and genre pieces and was also an art dealer and innkeeper. He may have been trained by his brother Adriaen. Only one painting by him is known, the Fish Stall (Amsterdam, Hist. Mus., A 494).
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.