Images of the Gold Coast (West Africa), 1870-1890   

Mr. Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper

Mr. Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper Object Name: Mr. Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper
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Code: 0002 4051
Category: Portraits of merchants from Elmina

Johannes Jacobus Cornelis Huydecoper, clerk in Dutch government service and later merchant in Elmina, worked for the firm of Ter Meulen. He was also a member of a prominent Euro-African family. His great-great-grandfather was Jan Pieter Theodoor Huydecoper (1728-1767), member of the Amsterdam elite family of that name, who served the Dutch West India Company on the Gold Coast from 1756 till his death, latterly as director-general. His grandfather Willem (1788-1826) and father Jacob (1811-1845) were both ambassadors of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Court of the King of Ashanti at Kumasi.