Jan Willemsz Decker (c. 1553-1632). History and lanscape painter, in Guild before 1613. .

Born in Gouda. Father of the painter Willem Jansz ? Address In de Haen (In the Cock) Oude Langendijk. Known to have sold his paintings at fairs as well. In 1632 his annual rent was 130 guilders.

Bredius once saw a panel painting of the 'Offering of Isaac' in a fantastic landscape, signed J.W. Decker.


Note. Montias 1981 p. 199. Floerke, Oud Holland X (1892) p. 193. GAD Beydals Coll. Note. General literature: Jan H. Oosterloo, De Meesters van Delft, Strengholt Amsterdam, 1948: 79.


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