Painting of the Golden Age: A Biographical Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century European Painters

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OCHTERVELT, Jacob Jucasz ( Rotterdam 1634-Amsterdam1682), Dutch. Ochtervelt is usually given brief mention in surveys of Dutch art as a talented minor master who specialized in "company" scenes or domestic genre subjects featuring elegant ladies in interiors, sometimes accompanied by servants or dealing with a vendor at the door. Ochtervelt's work stands out for his skill at rendering figures, textures of clothing, and details. Like Vermeer* and de Hooch,* whom he admired, Ochtervelt casts a spell on the viewer. Despite their sometimes obvious sources, Ochtervelt's works compel; they are "slow" pictures, meant for prolonged contemplation.

Born in Rotterdam, Ochtervelt (according to Houbraken*) studied with Claes Berchem* in Haarlem while de Hooch was there. The dates for Ochtervelt's studies are unknown, but we know he was back in Rotterdam by 1655, the year of his marriage. He is documented fourteen times in Rotterdam between 1661 and 1672, but his entry into the Rotterdam guild is not recorded. He is noted in guild records among the nominees for hoofdman (leader) in 1667, a post he lost to Cornelis Saftleven. He is last noted in Rotterdam as a witness to a baptism in 1672. Amsterdam tax records for 1674 mention him as a property owner, and in that year he painted the Four Governors of the Leper House of Amsterdam. By 1679 Ochtervelt and his wife rented a house on the Kaisersgracht, and in 1681 they moved to the Schapenmarkt. He died in 1682.

Ochtervelt's development remains somewhat difficult to establish. His earliest dated work, a Hunting Party Scene (dated 1652), shows the influence

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface And Acknowledgments ix
  • List of Artists xv
  • A 1
  • B 12
  • C 80
  • D 167
  • E 194
  • F 202
  • G 221
  • H 253
  • J 290
  • K 298
  • L 310
  • M 355
  • N 407
  • O 416
  • P 424
  • R 466
  • S 524
  • T 580
  • U 593
  • V 596
  • W 638
  • Z 652
  • Appendix: - Artists by Nationality 661
  • Museum Abbreviations 673
  • Bibliography 681
  • Index 743
  • About the Author 771
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