17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings
Battle scenes and military subjects
Biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes
Portraits, genre and exterior scenes
Still lifes and animal scenes
Stoffe, Jan Jacobsz. van der
A cavalry battle scene
Oil on panel : 57,9 X 82,2 cm
Signed lower left “JAn. Stoffe”
(his first name is an intricate play of intertwined letters)
Frame : 72,2 X 96,0 cm
Van der Stoffe was one of the main Dutch battle scene painters in the last decade of the Eighty Years’ War, which ended in 1648 with the final recognition by Spain of an independant Dutch Republic.
About Jan Jacobsz. van der Stoffe
Leiden circa 1610/11 – 1682 Leiden
Van der Stoffe is documented in Leiden between 1644, when he became member of the Painters’ Guild, and his death. In 1669 he was dean of that Guild.
His earliest painting dates from 1635.
Stylistically he stood very close to Abraham van der Hoef (Haarlem 1611/12 – 1666 Haarlem). Van der Stoffe and van der Hoef are considered as the most important Dutch battle scene painters of the last decade of the Eighty Years War, which ended in 1648, with the Peace of Westphalia. It sealed the recognition by Spain of an independent Dutch Republic.
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