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Jacob van Strijartist • painterDordrecht 1756-1815

biography of Jacob van Strij

Jacob van Strij and his brother Abraham were the most renowned painters of Dordrecht in the 18th century. Both learned the trade at a young age from their father, painter Leendert van Strij, whose painting shop they would later take over together. Jacob then completed his education at the academy in Antwerp, after which he returned to his native city Dordrecht in 1776. In the painter's shop, Jacob worked with Abraham on decorations such as wallpaper paintings. Jacob also specialized in painting landscapes in the vein of his predecessor and fellow townsman Albert Cuyp, whose work he must have seen in private collections in Dordrecht. Although he himself never traveled to Italy, he sometimes provides his landscapes with Italianate elements such as hills and ruins, bathed in a golden glow. Van Strij paints the landscape and the figures and animals with meticulous details. Work by Jacob van Strij can be found in the Dordrechts Museum, Rijksmuseum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, among others. Meer over deze brontekstBrontekst vereist voor aanvullende vertaalinformatie Feedback sturen Zijvensters

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Jacob van Strij | The postillion, oil on panel, 64.9 x 83.8 cm, signed l.r.

Jacob van Strij

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