Category: biblical

Victor Wolfvoet II – Mary Magdalen washing Chr…

Victor Wolfvoet II – Mary Magdalen washing Christ’s feet

Victor Wolfvoet (II) or Victor Wolfvoet the Younger (1612 – 1652), was a Flemish art dealer and painter of history and allegorical paintings. His artistic output was heavily influenced by Peter Paul Rubens.

Victor Wolfvoet (II) – Saint Joseph with the I…

Victor Wolfvoet (II) – Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus –

Victor Wolfvoet (II) or Victor Wolfvoet the Younger (1612 – 1652), was a Flemish art dealer and painter of history and allegorical paintings. His artistic output was heavily influenced by Peter Paul Rubens.

Abraham and Melchizedek by Victor Wolfvoet (II…

Abraham and Melchizedek by Victor Wolfvoet (II) after Peter Paul Rubens

Victor Wolfvoet (II) or Victor Wolfvoet the Younger (1612 – 1652), was a Flemish art dealer and painter of history and allegorical paintings. His artistic output was heavily influenced by Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Virgin and Child w…

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Virgin and Child with Saints Margaret of Antioch, Catherine of Alexandria and Elizabeth of Hungary – 

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Rest on the Flight…

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Rest on the Flight into Egypt – 

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey – The raising of the cro…

Jacob Andries Beschey – The raising of the cross – 

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Miraculous Draught…

Jacob Andries Beschey – The Miraculous Draught of Fish

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey – The flaggelation of Ch…

Jacob Andries Beschey – The flaggelation of Christ – 

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey – Moses Makes Water Gush…

Jacob Andries Beschey – Moses Makes Water Gush from a Rock – 

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.

Jacob Andries Beschey was born in Antwerp as the son of Jacob Beschey and Maria-Theresia Huaert. He was baptized in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp on 30 November 1710. Jacob Andries had four brothers who all became painters. The best known were his elder brothers Carel who was a landscape painter and Balthasar who was a landscape, history and portrait painter. His younger brothers were Jan Frans, a sometime resident in London as a painter and art dealer, and Jozef Hendrik, a portrait painter active under the pseudonym Francis Lindo in England.

Nothing is known about the training of Jacob Andries Beschey. He became a master in the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1726-27 and was the dean of the Guild in 1766-67.

Jacob Andries Beschey was also involved in art dealing for which he could rely on the connections with his brother in England.

He was the teacher of Philips Bonnecroy (III) (1732-33), Balthasar Beschey II and Antonie Verbruggen (1753) and Petrus Sneyders en Guiglielmus Claessens (1754). It is possible that his nephew, also called Balthasar, who was the son of his brother Joseph Hendrik active in England, was his pupil.

Jacob Andries Beschey died in Antwerp on 28 February 1786.

Jacob Andries Beschey – Maria Magdalene washin…

Jacob Andries Beschey – Maria Magdalene washing the feet of Christ – 

The anointing of Jesus’s feet are events recorded in the four gospels. The account in Matthew 26, Mark 14, and John 12 has as its location the city of Bethany in the south and involves Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus. The event in Luke features an unknown sinful woman, and is in the northern region, as Luke 7 indicates Jesus was ministering in the northern regions of Nain and Capernaum. The honorific anointing with perfume is an action frequently mentioned in other literature from the time; however, using long hair to dry Jesus’s feet, as in John and Luke, is not recorded elsewhere, and should be regarded as an exceptional gesture. Considerable debate has discussed the identity of the woman, the location, timing, and the message.

Jacob Andries Beschey (1710 in Antwerp – 1786 in Antwerp) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who mainly painted religious paintings that were in the style of, or inspired by, Peter Paul Rubens.