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Jacob van Walscapelle

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Walscapelle Painting - Still Life With Fruit by Jacob van Walscapelle

Still Life With Fruit

Walscapelle Painting - Still Life With Fruit And Oysters by Jacob van Walscapelle

Still Life With Fruit And Oysters

Walscapelle Painting - Still Life With Flowers by Attributed to Jacob van Walscapelle

Still Life With Flowers

Flowers in a Glass Vase

Jacob van Walscapelle (1644, Dordrecht – 1727, Amsterdam), was a Dutch Golden Age flower painter.

Biography

According to the RKD he was baptized Jacobus Cruydenier,[1] and became a pupil of Cornelis Kick during the years 1664-1667. He painted fruit and flower still lifes in the manner of Jan Davidsz de Heem, and many of his works have been confused with those of Kick.[2] He influenced the painter Michel Nicolas Micheux.[2]

According to Houbraken, his teacher Kick had a garden outside the St Anthony's gate of Amsterdam where he painted flowers from nature with his student Jakob van Walskapel.[3] When the expansion of the city in 1657-1663 claimed the land the garden was on, Kick moved his garden further eastwards to the new polder called Diemermeer.[3] When Kick got it into his head to move to Loenen in 1667 however, Walskapel left his service and moved back to Amsterdam, where he took up another profession and was still living at the time Hourbaken was writing (he was probably Houbraken's source).[3]


References

"Cruydenier" or "Kruydenier" is an old Dutch name for a pharmacist or someone who knows the medicinal properties of plants
Jacob van Walscapelle in the RKD

Kornelis Kik biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

Jacob van Walscapelle on Artnet

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