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Jan Maurits Quinkhard

1688 Rees – 1772 Amsterdam

The painter, miniaturist and draughtsman Jan Maurits Quinkhard, hailed from the Rhineland. After 1710 he lived and worked in Amsterdam, where he was granted the rights of a citizen in 1723. He was taught by his father, Julius Quinkhard the Elder, and later apprenticed to Arnold van Boonen, Christoffel Lubienietsky and Nicolaas Verkolje. While Quinkhard was mainly successful as a portrait painter, he also distinguished himself with allegorical and mythological compositions. Only a handful of his drawings have survived. Quinkhard was important as a teacher, too. Among his students were such illustrious names as Jurriaen Andriessen, Ludolf Backhuijzen II, Jan de Beijer and Jan Stolker.