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Peter Jacob Horemans

1700 Antwerp – 1776 Munich

Peter Jacob Horemans was apprenticed to his elder brother Jan Josef I (1682–1759) in 1716/17. Peter clearly did not obtain the rank of a master craftsman, setting out as a journeyman instead after completing his apprenticeship. In 1725 Horemans settled in Munich, where he married not long afterwards, and in 1727 was appointed court painter to the Elector Karl Albrecht. Peter Jacob enjoyed a successful career as an artist in the Bavarian royal seat. He distinguished himself with religious subjects and genre scenes, painted portraits and still lifes and was greatly esteemed for his small-scale depictions of court festivities.