Jacob Levecq

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Jacob Levecq
Levecq zelfportret.jpg
self portrait.
Born Jacques L'Evesque
Died 1675 (aged 40–41)
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Jacob Levecq (1634–1675), was a Dutch Golden Age painter trained by Rembrandt.


Portrait of Mattheus Eliasz van den Broucke, painted in 1665.

According to Houbraken, who was his pupil during the last 9 months of his life, he had been trained by Rembrandt, but inherited a sum of money when his parents died, that he used to take care of himself, his two unmarried sisters and a blind half-brother. Houbraken could not recall much of his painting style, since he had been mostly sick while he was living in the house, and he no longer painted actively. In his younger years Levecq travelled to Paris and Sedan where he painted portraits, and on his return to Dordrecht became a portrait painter in the manner of Jan de Baen. When he died, Houbraken inherited a third of his prints, but regretted the fact that as a young boy with little experience in such matters, he only chose prints by Lucas van Leyden and Albrecht Dürer, and had left the French prints for others, and so was very glad that he had received one anyway by Charles le Brun.[1]

According to the RKD he was Rembrandt's pupil from 1653–1655 and travelled south to France in 1660.[2]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Jacob Lavecq biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Jacobus Leveck in the RKD

External links

  • Works and literature at PubHist
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