Portrait of Ludolf Backhuysen

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1631-1708

Dutch Baroque Painter

Ludolf Backhuysen (or Backhuizen) was a Dutch painter and engraver who specialized in marine art. He was born on December 28, 1631, in Emden, a town in the north of Germany. His family moved to Amsterdam when he was a child, and he grew up in a wealthy merchant family.

Backhuysen began his artistic career as an engraver, studying under Romeyn de Hooghe. He soon turned to painting, and by the early 1660s, he had established himself as a leading marine artist. He painted ships, sea battles, storms, and other marine scenes with great skill and accuracy. He was particularly noted for his ability to convey the movement and drama of the sea.

Backhuysen's paintings were very popular during his lifetime, and he was a member of the Amsterdam Guild of St. Luke, the city's painters' guild, from 1654 until his death. He also had a successful international career and was commissioned by many European rulers, including King Charles II of England and Elector Palatine Charles III Philip of Germany.

In addition to his painting, Backhuysen was also a collector of art and curiosities. He owned a large collection of shells, minerals, and other natural specimens, as well as paintings by other artists.

Backhuysen died on November 17, 1708, in Amsterdam, where he had lived and worked for most of his life. His legacy as one of the greatest marine artists of the Dutch Golden Age continues to be celebrated today, and his paintings can be found in museums and private collections around the world.

41 Bakhuysen Paintings

Ships in Distress in a Heavy Storm, c.1690 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Ships in Distress in a Heavy Storm c.1690

Oil Painting
$1750
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-3378
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 150 x 227 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coastal Scene with a Man-of-War and other Vessels, 1692 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Coastal Scene with a Man-of-War and other Vessels 1692

Oil Painting
$3248
Canvas Print
$56.84
SKU: BLU-4935
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 85.4 x 110.5 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1695 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee 1695

Oil Painting
$1690
Canvas Print
$60.64
SKU: BLU-4936
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 58.4 x 72.3 cm
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, USA

Fishing Vessels Offshore in a Heavy Sea, 1684 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Fishing Vessels Offshore in a Heavy Sea 1684

Oil Painting
$1711
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-4937
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 64.8 x 97.8 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Portrait of an Artist, 1688 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of an Artist 1688

Oil Painting
$1416
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-4938
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 42 x 36 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast, 1667 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Ships in Distress off a Rocky Coast 1667

Oil Painting
$2960
Canvas Print
$50.62
SKU: BLU-4939
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 114.3 x 167.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The 'Eendracht' and a Fleet of Dutch Men-of-war, c.1670/75 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The 'Eendracht' and a Fleet of Dutch Men-of-war c.1670/75

Oil Painting
$3103
Canvas Print
$52.79
SKU: BLU-4940
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 75.5 x 105.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Ships in a Storm off Enkhuizen, c.1690 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Ships in a Storm off Enkhuizen c.1690

Oil Painting
$2375
SKU: BLU-4941
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 100 x 128.2 cm
Private Collection

Battle at Sea between Hollanders and Pirates, c.1675 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Battle at Sea between Hollanders and Pirates c.1675

Oil Painting
$3190
SKU: BLU-4942
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 103 x 132 cm
Private Collection

Self Portrait, 1693 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait 1693

Oil Painting
$1568
SKU: BLU-4943
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Approaching Storm, 1682 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Approaching Storm 1682

Oil Painting
$1648
SKU: BLU-4944
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: unknown
Staatliche Museum, Schwerin, Germany

Bateau de peche et cabotier par gros temps, dit aussi le coup de vent, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Bateau de peche et cabotier par gros temps, dit ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$1625
SKU: BLU-4945
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: unknown
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

A Kaag Leaving the Shore in Stormy Weather, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Kaag Leaving the Shore in Stormy Weather n.d.

Oil Painting
$813
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-4946
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 23 x 25.5 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Dutch Craft Lying Close Onshore, c.1690 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch Craft Lying Close Onshore c.1690

Oil Painting
$1711
Canvas Print
$52.10
SKU: BLU-4970
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 52 x 73.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Ships in a Storm, c.1660 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Ships in a Storm c.1660

Oil Painting
$1854
Canvas Print
$63.08
SKU: BLU-4971
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 51.5 x 61 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Sea Battle between the Dutch and the English, c.1675/80 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Sea Battle between the Dutch and the English c.1675/80

Oil Painting
$3574
SKU: BLU-16639
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 94 x 113.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

The Merchant Shipping Anchorage off Texel Island, 1665 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The Merchant Shipping Anchorage off Texel Island 1665

Oil Painting
$2627
Canvas Print
$49.13
SKU: BLU-17431
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 106.5 x 165 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Dutch attack on the Medway: the Royal Charles carried into Dutch Waters, 12 June 1667, 1667 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch attack on the Medway: the Royal Charles ... 1667

Oil Painting
$3094
Canvas Print
$50.89
SKU: BLU-17432
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 122 x 198 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

The Battle of Barfleur, 19 May 1692, 1693 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The Battle of Barfleur, 19 May 1692 1693

Canvas Print
$49.80
SKU: BLU-17433
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 157.5 x 233.5 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

A Dutch Flagship with a Yacht Under Her Stern, 1694 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Dutch Flagship with a Yacht Under Her Stern 1694

Oil Painting
$1949
Canvas Print
$58.60
SKU: BLU-17434
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 55.8 x 76.2 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

The island of Onrust, 1699 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The island of Onrust 1699

Oil Painting
$1898
Canvas Print
$51.57
SKU: BLU-17435
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 77.5 x 111.8 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Shipwreck at Rocky Shore, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Shipwreck at Rocky Shore n.d.

Oil Painting
$1352
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-17436
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 52.5 x 68 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rough Sea with a Dutch Yacht, 1694 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Rough Sea with a Dutch Yacht 1694

Oil Painting
$1137
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-17437
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 37 x 46 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Man-of-War Brielle on the River Maas off Rotterdam, 1689 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The Man-of-War Brielle on the River Maas off Rotterdam 1689

Oil Painting
$3094
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BLU-17438
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 130 x 197 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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