FARGUE, Jacob Elias La
(b. 1735, Voorburg, d. after 1771, Den Haag)


Dutch painter, part of the La Fargue family of artists. He was the younger brother of Paulus Constantijn La Fargue. The oeuvre of Jacob Elias, who regularly collaborated with Paulus, consists mostly of paintings and drawings of The Hague and surroundings, but he also depicted Haarlem, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Amersfoort. He was strongly influenced by Paulus, although Jacob was a freer draughtsman, and his palette was darker in tone.

He became a member of the Confrerie Pictura in The Hague in 1761 and lived and worked there until he died.