Wybrand Hendricks

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Wybrand Hendriks (June 24, 1744, Amsterdam – January 28, 1831, Haarlem), was a Dutch painter and the concierge of the Teylers Museum. He is primarily known because of his portraits. Wybrand Hendriks was born in a sculptor family, as the son of the sculptor Hendrik Hendriksz (ca. 1704-1782) and his wife Aaltje Claasdr. Both his brothers (Hendrik jr. and Frans) followed in the foot steps of their father, and became sculptors as well. His only sister, Cornelia, married the sculptor Rijk Rijke. According to the Netherlands Institute for Art History he learned to paint while working for the decorative wall paper factory of Johannes Remmers in Amsterdam. In 1772 he purchased a wall paper company from Anthony Palthe, a member of a large painting family. In 1775 he married Palthe's widow, Agatha Ketel, who he drew in mourning clothes in 1773. A painting he later made in 1791 of her sitting across from him at a table (probably situated in the fundatiehuis) was purchased for Teylers Museum with support from the Vereniging Rembrandt in 1999. In the year he married, he made a trip to England and Belgium. In the 1780s he served a five-year term as one of the directors of the Haarlemse  ( Wikipedia article )


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