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Ludolf Backhuysen, I

Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Dutch painter, calligrapher, and printmaker. Successful specialist in marine paintings; the subjects of his paintings were often inspired by historical or military events. A frequently used element in in Bakhuysen's later work is a brightly lit strip of sea serving as a transition between the dark foreground and the sky. He was also a talented draftsman and calligrapher. His grandson is Ludolf Backhuysen II.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500004095.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Ludolf Backhuysen, I:

Attributed to Ludolf Backhuysen I Landscape with Castle on a Rock and Figures, ca. 1650-1708
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Ludolf Backhuysen I Sunset at Sea Shore, 1779 Etching and aquatint
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Ludolf Backhuysen I Man-of-War, 1768 Etching and aquatint
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Ludolf Backhuysen I Moonlight at Sea, 1771 Etching and aquatint
Cornelis Brouwer and Cornelis Ploos van Amstel after Ludolf Backhuysen I Man with Bag on Shoulder at Sunrise (Man met Zak op de Schouder bij Zonsopgang), 1779 (published 1781) Soft-ground etching and aquatint on medium-weight off-white laid paper
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