17th c. Dutch Figural Landscape Oil Painting Jacob Willemszoon de Wet I

17th c. Dutch Figural Landscape Oil Painting Jacob Willemszoon de Wet I

17th Century Figural Landscape oil painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Jacob Willemszoon de Wet I (1610 – 1671) | Oil on wood panel | Artist Name Plate affixed to frame

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  • Description: 17th Century Figural Landscape oil painting by the revered Dutch Golden Age artist Jacob Willemszoon de Wet I (1610 – 1671) | Oil on wood panel | Artist Name Plate affixed to frame | Verso has a monogram or ligature of the letter S superimposed or overlapping the letter P; the artist’s name is written on the frame | Housed in a beautiful beveled wood frame |
    Artist or Maker: Jacob Willemszoon de Wet or Jacob Willemsz. de Wet the Elder (c. 1610 – between 1675 and 1691) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, whose works were largely influenced by Rembrandt.
    Medium: Oil on wood panel
    Date: 17th Century
    Notes:  De Wet was born and died in Haarlem. Little is known of his early life. Houbraken mentions him as an art dealer of Haarlem in his biographical sketch of Philips Wouwerman, referring to him as Jan de Wet. De Wet left a notebook that mentions a total of 34 pupils, most famously Paulus Potter. Other notable pupils were Job Adriaensz Berckheyde, Adriaen Jansz Kraen, Johann Philip Lemke, Jan Vermeer van Haarlem I (not to be confused with Vermeer of Delft), Jacob de Wet II, and Kort Withold. He became a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke in 1632. Judging from the number of pupils, and the difficulties his son Jacob II had with launching an independent career, it seems that De Wet had a large and successful practice in Haarlem. His son Jacob II was the only one of 5 children who also became a painter.
  • Date

    17th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Paintings

    Medium

    Oil

    Support

    Relined Canvas

    Artist / Maker

    Jacob Willemszoon de Wet I