Jacobus Biltius

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Biltius Jacob or Jacobus Biltius ( The Hague , 1633 - Bergen op Zoom , 1681) was a Baroque painter Dutch specialized in still lifes cooking, hunting and trompe l'oeil .

He was baptized on November 27, 1633, he was a pupil of Pieter de Putter, portraits and still - life painter. From 1651 to 1661 its activity is documented in The Hague, first as teacher Carel Hardy and later as a member of the Confrerie Pictura or brotherhood of painters. Around 1661 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained until 1666, when it was established in Maastricht . In 1672 he is registered as a master in the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp , where he lived for a year before with his wife. It also could have worked some time in Leeuwarden before his death on August 2, 1681 in Bergen op Zoom. 1 A son, Cornelis Biltius, born in The Hague in 1653, he was also a painter of trompe l'oeil on the same line of the father. 2

Biltius is the author of a considerable number of trompe l'oeil and still lifes dated hunting between 1663 and 1677, characterized by its attention to detail of objects, often arranged on clear about those who cast their shadow creating illusionistic feeling that characterizes the genre funds. The Prado Museum preserves a still life of Weapons and ammunition hunting , with apocryphal signature "D n . Diego Velázquez. Faith: " attributed to Vicente Victoria by Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez for his provenance of the Estoup collection of Murcia, which could, however, not Spanish piece in view of the close relationship with the work of Biltius. 3

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