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Jacobus Pelgrom

1811–1861, Amsterdam

Born in Amsterdam in 1811, Jacobus Pelgrom was chiefly known as a landscape painter. Although he studied under Jan Willem Pieneman and Pieter Bartholomeusz. Barbiers, it was probably the overwhelming example of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803–1862) that was mainly responsible for bringing him round to a romantic notion of landscape. Like the latter, Pelgrom found his motifs in the picturesque forests of Gelderland province, which was so different from the flat polder landscape around Amsterdam. While Pelgrom’s painted work was often too strongly influenced by the public taste of his time, his drawings reveal a more independent and original talent.