ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE WITH A ROUND TEMPLE SN 954.1
ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE WITH AN ALTAR SN 954.3
ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE WITH A PYRAMID, SN 954.4
ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE WITH AN OBELISK, SN 954.5
all oil on canvas
From: "The Pages"
The Andriessens were a Dutch family of painters and draftsmen. Altho they came from
a non-artistic background, Jurriaan & his brother Anthonie became successful painters,
specializing in supplying painted wallpapers which they made at their factory in
Jurriaan was born in Amsterdam, apprenticed first to Antoni Elliger and later to Jan
Maurits Quinkhard. Altho he produced a few allegorical history paintings, his most
important work was for their factories, making the painted wallcoverings for private
residences. He took evening classes at the Amsterdam Tekenacademie, where in 1766 he won
1st prize and became a teacher himself. By 1794 he was co-director there. His pupils
included some of the best-known 19th c Dutch artists among them his son Christiaan
Andriessen and granddaughter Cornelia Aletta van Hulst.
Juriaans designs followed the prevailing 18th c taste for Arcadian and native Dutch
landscapes with small figures, and especially for decorative architecture.
In his later years, Jurriaan also designed theatrical scenery and properties, but none of
these have been preserved. Aside from his wallpaper designs, many drawings in a wide
variety of subjects survive, many being in Amsterdams Rijksmuseum. His art
collection was auctioned off in Amsterdam in 1903.