Jacob de Wit (1695 - 1754)
Jacob de Wit (1695–1754) was a Dutch artist who painted many religious scenes and became famous for his door and ceiling paintings
De Wit was born in Amsterdam, December 19, 1695. He was the outstanding Dutch decorative painter of the 18th century, active mainly in his native Amsterdam. He lived on the Keizersgracht, and many of the buildings on the Keizersgracht still have door or ceiling paintings done by him. Since many of the families who lived in Amsterdam in those days had country villas, de Wit also painted in houses in the fashionable areas of Haarlem and the river Vech.