Jacobus (The Younger) Jacobsz de Wet, II (c.1640 - 1697) MP

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Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Death: Died in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
Occupation: Artist: Famous Dutch Artist, 1600's, Holland, Scottland, England., Official court artist /portrait for King James II of England.
Managed by: Paul Holman
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About Jacobus (The Younger) Jacobsz de Wet, II

He was a Dutch artist like his father. He was an artist for King Jacob II from 1685 to 1688 at Holyrood House Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at Glamis Castle.

He came to the Cape with the Dutch East Company on the ship, 'Nichtevecht' via Portsmuiden, 19 April 1693 to Scotland and arrived in Cape Town on 19 August 1693. He was promoted to Cellar Master. He became a burgher and lived near the Liesbeek River.

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Jacob Jacobsz. de Wet

Dutch artist; born Haarlem (1640), died Amsterdam (1697); worked in Edinburgh and copied a series of paintings depicting the Kings of Scotland (Edinburgh, Pal. Holyroodhouse, Royal Col.), as well as executing some of the decorative work in Holyroodhouse; son of painter and draughtsman Jacob Willemsz. de Wet [Wett], the elder.

Visit of Minerva to the Muses (mid-17th century), Jacob Jacobsz. de Wet (1640-1697). Rouen: Museé des Beaux Arts. Ref. Anthony Rowland-Jones (pers. comm., 2000). Minerva appears in the sky to the group of seated Muses. One of the latter has an open book, one plays a flute, one an eight-stringed harp, one (with a male companion) holds what looks like a shawm, and one with her back towards the viewer plays what appears to be lute. On the ground are more books, a tambourine and what is possibly a tenor recorder. The latter has six or seven finger-holes in a line and the beak is unclear, but its narrow bore in comparison with the wide, expanding bell-end of the shawm provides further evidence that this second wind instrument is a recorder. Notes by Anthony Rowland-Jones (pers. comm., 2000).

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Jacobus (The Younger) Jacobsz de Wet, II's Timeline

1640
1640
Haarlem, Netherlands
1673
January 17, 1673
Age 33
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland
1690
1690
Age 50
Haarlem, Holland
1691
1691
Age 51
Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
1697
November 11, 1697
Age 57
Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
November 16, 1697
Age 57
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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