Jacobus Buys

(1724 - 1801)
Jacobus Buys was a Dutch painter and engraver.

Buys was born in Amsterdam the son of a wig-maker. He studied under Cornelis Pronk, Jacob de Wit, and Cornelis Troost, and ultimately became director of the Amsterdam Drawing Academy. He painted portraits, bas-reliefs, and tapestry, designed book-illustrations, and made copies of the works of the best...
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