Abraham van den Tempel, born 1622 at Leeuwarden in Friesland and died 4 October 1672 at Amsterdam, was a son of the Mennonite preacher and painter Lambert Jacobsz. He at first applied himself to the cloth trade, being trained in Amsterdam and later, ca. 1636-ca. 1642, by his father's cousin, Jan Tonnis at Emden, whose family name (van den Tempel) he took. From 1645 he had a cloth shop at Leiden. He was not only a businessman, but also a well-known and, in his time, famous painter, particularly painting portraits. His pictures are still found in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis museum at The Hague, and the city museum of Leiden. One of the well-known Dutch painters who was influenced by van den Tempel was Frans van Mieris, who may have been a Mennonite, and who worked in his studio. Abraham van den Tempel was baptized in 1643 in the Amsterdam Lamist church. He was married to Trijntje Hogemade.
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