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

Dutch Ships in the Roads of Texel: in the middle the Gouden Leeuw, the Flagship of Cornelis Tromp, 1671 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch Ships in the Roads of Texel: in the middle ... 1671

Oil Painting
$3394
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17439
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 92 x 140 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rough Sea with Ships, 1697 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Rough Sea with Ships 1697

Oil Painting
$1248
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17440
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 31.5 x 39 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Y at Amsterdam, with the Frigate De Ploeg, c.1680/08 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

The Y at Amsterdam, with the Frigate De Ploeg c.1680/08

Oil Painting
$2816
Canvas Print
$60.99
SKU: BLU-17441
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 68 x 81 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seas off the Coast with Spritsail Barge, 1697 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Seas off the Coast with Spritsail Barge 1697

Oil Painting
$1127
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17442
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 31 x 38 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jan de Hooghe Dressed for Shooting, 1700 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Jan de Hooghe Dressed for Shooting 1700

Oil Painting
$2080
Canvas Print
$61.27
SKU: BLU-17443
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 99 x 82 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch Men-of-war off Enkhuizen, 1683 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch Men-of-war off Enkhuizen 1683

Oil Painting
$2171
Canvas Print
$55.81
SKU: BLU-17444
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 100.5 x 136.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Dutch Men-of-war entering a Mediterranean Port, 1681 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch Men-of-war entering a Mediterranean Port 1681

Oil Painting
$2056
Canvas Print
$54.71
SKU: BLU-17445
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 118.5 x 163 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

An English Vessel and a Man-of-war in a Rough Sea, c.1680/89 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

An English Vessel and a Man-of-war in a Rough Sea c.1680/89

Oil Painting
$1999
Canvas Print
$55.67
SKU: BLU-17446
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 98.5 x 132 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A View across a River near Dordrecht, c.1665 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A View across a River near Dordrecht c.1665

Oil Painting
$1200
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17447
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 34 x 47.8 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Beach Scene with Fishermen, c.1665 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Beach Scene with Fishermen c.1665

Oil Painting
$1168
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17448
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 34.2 x 48.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Vessels in a Breeze off Enkhuizen on the Zuider Zee, c.1683 by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Vessels in a Breeze off Enkhuizen on the Zuider Zee c.1683

Oil Painting
$1445
Canvas Print
$56.07
SKU: BLU-17449
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 44.7 x 60.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Threemaster with the Amsterdam Coat-of-Arms, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Threemaster with the Amsterdam Coat-of-Arms n.d.

Oil Painting
$1035
Canvas Print
$49.64
SKU: BLU-17450
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 34.3 x 48.5 cm
Private Collection

A Fishing Pink Being Made Ready to be Launched from a Beach, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

A Fishing Pink Being Made Ready to be Launched ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$1786
Canvas Print
$59.91
SKU: BLU-17451
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 56 x 69 cm
Private Collection

Dutch Vessels Off a Coastline on a Breezy Day, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Dutch Vessels Off a Coastline on a Breezy Day n.d.

Oil Painting
$1828
Canvas Print
$53.34
SKU: BLU-17452
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 97.8 x 135.3 cm
Private Collection

Shipping in Rough Waters Off the Dutch Coast, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Shipping in Rough Waters Off the Dutch Coast n.d.

Oil Painting
$1942
Canvas Print
$52.24
SKU: BLU-17453
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 92.5 x 132.5 cm
Private Collection

Shipping on the IJ at Volewijk near Amsterdam, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Shipping on the IJ at Volewijk near Amsterdam n.d.

Oil Painting
$1920
Canvas Print
$55.67
SKU: BLU-17454
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 44.5 x 58.8 cm
Private Collection

Ships on Choppy Water, n.d. by Bakhuysen | Painting Reproduction

Ships on Choppy Water n.d.

Oil Painting
$1697
Canvas Print
$53.61
SKU: BLU-18907
Ludolf Backhuysen
Original Size: 77 x 106.5 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

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