(1628 - 1671)
Jan Bisschop was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. Jan Bisschop is known for Baroque painting and engraving.
Biography Jan Bisschop
Jan de Bisschop, also known as Johannes Episcopius (1628-1671), was a lawyer, who became a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
According to the Netherlands Institute for Art History, he learned to draw from Bartholomeus Breenbergh, and he influenced in his turn Jacob van der Ulft. Both Ulft and Bisschop were born into good families and were examples of painters who practised art more for pleasure than for a living.
Bisschop was a founding member of the Confrerie Pictura, an academic group of artists, and produced two books in the 1670s meant as instructional material for young artists. These were based on his own copies from classical artists, but also copies from the Rome-Traveller, Pieter Donker. One was 112 print
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