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Jan Ariens Duif (about 1617 in Gouda – 1649 in Gouda) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Jan Ariens Duif
Jan Ariens Duif 1636 door Jan Adriaensz Duif.jpg
Self-portrait by Jan Ariens Duif
Bornabout 1617
Known forPainting, Etching


He was taken to the Gouda orphanage at age nine, where his drawing talent was discovered and ten years later he painted the regents with himself next to the resident father. He was a student of his uncle, Wouter Crabeth II.[1] He married in 1647 but died only two years later. His religious paintings hang in the Gouda Lutheran church and in the Catherina Gasthuis, a museum in Gouda.

According to Houbraken, he died of a sudden illness, along with two colleagues; Jan Govertsz Verbyl and Aert van Waes (who had just returned from Italy).[2] The RKD disagrees, and estimates the death of Van Waes between the years 1664–1684.[3]


  1. ^ Johannes Adriaensz. Duif in the RKD
  2. ^ Jan Duive biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  3. ^ Aert van Waes in the RKD

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jan Adriaensz. Duif at Wikimedia Commons