Jacob Molijn (c.1574-1649). Genre and still-life painter, also house painter. In Guild 1618. Painter- contractor working as 'town painter', being paid well by the town of Delft and earming a high income. He was also taxed highly at 12 guilders in 1649. In that year lived on Choorstraat. His son Jan Molijn (c. 1620-after 1688), in Guild in 1644, succeeded him as a house painter. For the 1663 job of ironwork painting in the New Church tower Jan Molijn was awarded the contract and was paid 158 guilders. A painter, 'Johannes Molijn' (identical to Jan?) rented a house in 1674 for 100 guilders.

To the right a Landscape with Farmhouse, 54 x 76.5 inch, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Note. Soutendam, Necrologium, p. 10. Montias AA 1982, p. 115, 125, 126, 341, table A2. New Church in GAD Thes. Rek. 1663.

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