Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (1608 - 1651)

Dutch Golden Age painter

Jacob Backer grew up in a Mennonite environment in Amsterdam as the son of a baker. Around 1626 he went to Leeuwarden, where he was apprenticed to the history painter Lambert Jacobsz. at the same time as Govert Flinck. In 1632 Backer returned to Amsterdam and his earliest dated painting is from that year. Backer is usually considered as part of Rembrandt's circle, they may have had contact through the Mennonite art dealer Hendrick Uylenburgh. Backer painted portraits, group portraits and history pieces, primarily in the tradition of Rubens and the Utrecht Caravaggisti.



Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Cimone and Iphigenia
Jacob Backer - Nathan and David
Jacob Backer - Hippocrates visiting Democritus in Abdera
Jacob Backer - John the Baptist Accusing Herod and Herodias
Jacob Backer - Venus, Adonis and Amor
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Bartholomeus Breenbergh
Cimone and Iphigenia
c. 1642
Nathan and David
c. 1633
Hippocrates visiting Democritus in Abdera
John the Baptist Accusing Herod and Herodias
1633
Venus, Adonis and Amor
c. 1650/51
Portrait of Bartholomeus Breenbergh
1644
 
Jacob Backer - Regents of the Amsterdam Orphanage
Jacob Backer - Grandmother with Granddaughter
Jacob Backer - Granida and Daifilo
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Young man with a red fur cap
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Head of a man with a black cap and a velvet blue cloak
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert
Regents of the Amsterdam Orphanage
c. 1634
Grandmother with Granddaughter
1639
Granida and Daifilo
c. 1640
Young man with a red fur cap
Head of a man with a black cap and a velvet blue cloak
c. 1641
Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert
1638
 
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of François de Vroude
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Man in a red Polish cloak, wearing a laurel wreath
Jacob Backer - Christ on the Cross
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Half naked woman with a coin
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of a Woman
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Young Man
Portrait of François de Vroude
Man in a red Polish cloak, wearing a laurel wreath
c. 1637-38
Christ on the Cross
1631
Half naked woman with a coin
c. 1636
Portrait of a Woman
1641
Portrait of a Young Man
c. 1638/40
 
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Granida and Dafilo
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Boy in Grey
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Rebecca Schellingwou, wife of Bartholomeus Breenbergh
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Man with beret and cane
Jacob Backer - Self-portrait as shepherd
Granida and Dafilo
c. 1640
Portrait of a Boy in Grey
1634
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery
c. 1636
Portrait of Rebecca Schellingwou, wife of Bartholomeus Breenbergh
1644
Man with beret and cane
c. 1644-45
Self-portrait as shepherd
 
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a 62-Year Old Couple
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Boy
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Boy in a red cloak and a gold chain
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Young man as a shepherd
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of a richly dressed woman behind a balustrade
Jacob Backer - Allegory to the Republic
Portrait of a 62-Year Old Couple
c. 1635
Portrait of a Boy
c. 1640
Boy in a red cloak and a gold chain
c. 1637-38
Young man as a shepherd
c. 1638
Portrait of a richly dressed woman behind a balustrade
c. 1647
Allegory to the Republic
c. 1644/45
 
Jacob Backer - Family Portrait with John the Baptist
Jacob Backer - Saint Stephen
Jacob Backer - Portrait of an Elderly Woman
Jacob Backer - Brother and Sister as Shepherds
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of Marinus Lowysse and Eva Ment, with their children, presenting the history of Christ and the Canaanite Woman
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of an old lady
Family Portrait with John the Baptist
c. 1637
Saint Stephen
c. 1632/33
Portrait of an Elderly Woman
c. 1636
Brother and Sister as Shepherds
c. 1643
Portrait of Marinus Lowysse and Eva Ment, with their children, presenting the history of Christ and the Canaanite Woman
1640
Portrait of an old lady
 
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Geertruid Hasselaer
Jacob Backer - Allegory of Taste
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Sara de Bie, Second Wife of Jan Lutma
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Man
Jacob Backer - Granida and Daifilo
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Maria Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Bayreuth as Diana
Portrait of Geertruid Hasselaer
c. 1647/48
Allegory of Taste
c. 1634
Portrait of Sara de Bie, Second Wife of Jan Lutma
c. 1646
Portrait of a Man
c. 1647
Granida and Daifilo
c. 1637
Portrait of Maria Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Bayreuth as Diana
1649
 
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Portrait of an elder woman, possibly Anna Roefs of Rousch
Jacob Backer - Allegory of Sight
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Girl
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Shepherd with wreath and flute
Jacob Backer - Daivid gives Uriah Joab's letter
Jacob Backer - Portrait of Jan Lutma
Portrait of an elder woman, possibly Anna Roefs of Rousch
c. 1633-34
Allegory of Sight
c. 1634
Portrait of a Girl
c. 1639/40
Shepherd with wreath and flute
c. 1634
Daivid gives Uriah Joab's letter
c. 1632/33
Portrait of Jan Lutma
c. 1646
 
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Man
Jacob Backer - Diana and Her Nymphs
Jacob Backer - Young Man
Jacob Backer - Shepherd
Jacob Backer - Old Man
Attributed to Jacob Backer - Old Woman in an Armchair
Portrait of a Man
c. 1647
Diana and Her Nymphs
1649
Young Man
c. 1637
Shepherd
c. 1644
Old Man
c. 1632/33
Old Woman in an Armchair
1635
 
Jacob Backer - Cornelius the Centurion and the angel
Jacob Backer - Saint Andrew
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Vertumnus and Pomona
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Woman as Euterpe
Jacob Adriaensz. Backer - Bacchus and Ariadne
Jacob Backer - Portrait of a Man
Cornelius the Centurion and the angel
Saint Andrew
c. 1630
Vertumnus and Pomona
c. 1638
Portrait of a Woman as Euterpe
c. 1649/50
Bacchus and Ariadne
1643
Portrait of a Man
c. 1649/51