Jacob Cats

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Cats, Jacob


Born Nov. 10, 1577, in Brouwershaven; died Sept. 12, 1660, in Zorgh-vliet, near The Hague. Dutch poet; lawyer by profession.

Cats’ literary career began at the age of 40. His principal works—Marriage (1625), Mirror of Old and New Times (1632), Betrothal Ring (1637), Old Age, Rural Life, and Thoughts on Farming in Zorgh-vliet (1656), and the autobiographical Eighty Years of My Life (1657)—are didactic and reflect a strict Calvinist morality. Cats depicts manners and customs within the framework of everyday concerns and bourgeois virtues and vices.


Aile de werken van Jacob Cats, vols. 1–2. Dordrecht, 1880.


Korsakov, P. Iakov Kats, poet, myslitel’ i muzh soveta. St. Petersburg, 1839.
Duinkerken, A. van. Het tweede plan, Jacob Cats. Amsterdam, 1945.
Brachin, P. La Littérature néerlandaise. Paris, 1962.
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A particular feature of the V&A collection is the strong showing of 18th- and 19th-century Dutch drawings, among them fine examples by Jacob Cats, Wybrandt Hendricks, the Israels family, an outstanding group by Jan van Huysum, a fine album of 27 drawings by Anton Mauve, Isaac de Moucheron, Abraham Rademaker, Andreas Schelfhout, Johannes Schotel, Dirk Verrijk and Jacob de Wit.
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They consider such topics as his early reception in Holland, Dutch author Jacob Cats, translator Maria Heyns, and Pieter van Veen's illustrations to Essais.
Karel Porteman's essay, 'The Emblem as genus iocosum', explores the theoretical basis behind the work of the familiar figures of Jacob Cats and Roemer Visscher; Marc van Vaerck ('The Openhertighe Herten in Europe: Remarkable Specimens of Heart Emblematics') is essential reading for all interested in the development of heart emblems (which were not always exclusively religious), and also has interesting remarks on the practice of using emblem books as a kind of sortilege, as evidenced in England, indeed, by George Wither.
The Dutch embassy was an eminent one, and included Jacob Cats the poet and emblematist; its members argued hard and eloquently against the restrictions on Dutch shipping that the English had imposed.
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