Jacob Ferdinand Voet(1639-1689)
Artist associated with 2 portraits
Jacob Ferdinand Voet was a Flemish painter who made his career in Rome. Little is known of his early life in Antwerp. He arrived in Rome in 1663, probably via France. Voet became a much sought-after portrait painter to the Papal court and the Roman aristocracy. He was patronised by Queen Christina of Sweden, who was then resident in Rome, and painted her portrait as well as that of her friend, Cardinal Azzolino. Certain Englishmen who visited Rome on their Grand Tour, also commissioned Voet to paint their portraits.