Jan Claesz Rietschoof

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Jan Claesz Rietschoof
File:Jan Claesz Rietschoof - Schepen op de Scheldt.jpg
Ships at the mouth of the Scheldt
Born Jan Claesz
(1652-05-21)21 May 1652
Died 3 November 1719(1719-11-03) (aged 67)
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque seascapes

Jan Claesz Rietschoof (1651–1719) was a Dutch Golden Age painter of seascapes.


According to Houbraken he learned painting first from Abraham Liedts, and later from the renowned seascape painter Ludolf Bakhuizen.[1]


His paintings today hang in various museums in the Netherlands. He taught his son Hendrik Rietschoof (1678–1747) how to paint; Hendrik's seascape and seaport drawings are online at the Amsterdam archives. In Hoorn he was a contemporary of the flower painter Jacob Rootius, who was the son of the influential schutterstuk painter Jan Albertsz Rotius.


  1. (Dutch) Jan Klaasze Rietschoof biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  • Jan Claesz. Rietschoof in the RKD