Albertus Jonas Brandt: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

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Albertus Jonas Brandt (25 November 1787 – 12 February 1821) was a Dutch nevertheless life painter. He was the son of a LP printer and seller. While on the go in his father’s shop, he became a pupil of J. E. Morel. After Morel’s death in 1808, he spent two years in the way of being of the painter G. J. J. van Os, (who was a son of Pieter van Os). When van Os moved to France in 1810, Brandt taught himself, copying Jan van Huysum. In 1814 and 1816 he won prizes in college circles Felix Meritis. Soon he became famous, painting dead game, fruit, and flowers.

Brandt died of tuberculosis. His accretion of drawings, paintings and tools were auctioned on 29 October 1821. The painting Flowers in a Terracotta Vase started by Brandt was done by Eelke Jelles Eelkema.

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