Mendes da Costa, Joseph

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Mendes da Costa, Joseph Gender: M
born on 4 November 1863 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LMT m4e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°45 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°59'

Joseph Mendes da Costa (terra cotta self-portrait)
photo: Niek Sprakel from Utrecht, Netherlands, license cc-by-2.0


Dutch symbolist sculptor and art teacher.

His parents Moses Mendes da Costa (2 October 1835 7 AM, Amsterdam, 11 June 1891) and Esther Teixeira de Mattos (25 June 1835 Amsterdam,- 1915) were Sephardic Jews, descendants of the Jewish philosopher Uriel Acosta or also written as Uriel da Costa(1583/84 - April 1640). They married 2 October 1861 in Amsterdam His father was a tomb mason, clerk and broker.

On 11 June 1891 he married (H)Anna Jessurun de Mesquita (25 November 1863 - 1928), the sister of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. They got no children.

On 1 June 1914 he received a honorary doctorate in Groningen for his sculptures of animals.

His last work was an expressionistic sculpture of Herman Heijermans in Amsterdam (1935).

He died 20 July 1939 in Amsterdam.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 11 June 1891 in Amsterdam (Hanna Jessurun de Mesquita)
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  • Work : Prize 1 June 1914 in Groningen (Honorary doctorate in biology)
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Source Notes

Svi retrieved BC from online municipal archive: 4 November 1863 at 04:00 AM.

Mendes da Costa, Joseph (1863-1939)


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher