Jacob van Strij

Jacob van Strij

Portrait of Jacob van Strij (1812)
by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
Born (1756-10-02)2 October 1756
Dordrecht, Dutch Republic
Died 4 February 1815(1815-02-04) (aged 58)
Dordrecht, United Netherlands
Movement Guild of Saint Luke (Dordrecht)

Jacob van Strij (2 October 1756 – 4 February 1815) was Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman.

Life and career

'The yacht of the Rotterdam chamber of the Dutch East India Company greets a VoC ship near Hellevoetsluis' by Jacob van Strij, 1790

Jacob van Strij was born on 2 October 1756 in Dordrecht in the Dutch Republic. He was the son of Leendert van Strij and the younger brother of Abraham van Strij.[1]

Both he and his brother were pupils of his father, and after taking lessons from Andries Lens, Jacob joined his father's workshop.[1] He was a member of the Dordrecht Guild of St. Luke.[1] His son Hendrik also became a painter, and besides his son, he and his brother took on pupils after taking over their father's workshop. Their pupils were Pieter Rudolph Kleijn, Johannes van Lexmond, Jacob de Meijer, Johannes Rutten, Johannes Schoenmakers, Johannes Christiaan Schotel, and Gillis Smak Gregoor.[1]

Van Strij died on 4 February 1815, at the age of 58, in Dordrecht.


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