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            • Jan van Huysum 1682 Amsterdam-1749 Amsterdam, attribuito a Natura morta con vaso di fiori
              Nov. 30, 2023

              Jan van Huysum 1682 Amsterdam-1749 Amsterdam, attribuito a Natura morta con vaso di fiori

              Est: €4,000 - €5,000

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              Cambi Casa d'Aste
            • Chazal (19th) after HUYSUM (*1682), Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet, Lithography
              Oct. 14, 2023

              Chazal (19th) after HUYSUM (*1682), Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet, Lithography

              Est: €120 - €200

              Chazal (19th century) after Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749 ): Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet of flowers in a vase decorated with putti, 19th century, Lithography Technique: Lithography on Paper Inscription: Signed on the left and right below the image. Date: 19th century Keywords: 19th century, Baroque, Still Life, Germany,

              Fichter Kunsthandel
            • Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749), a near pair of 18th century mezzotint and etchings by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) - A Fruit Piece and A Flower Piece, published by John Boydell, June 1778 & September 1781 respectively, overall 55.5cm x 42cm and 54.5cm...
              May. 25, 2023

              Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749), a near pair of 18th century mezzotint and etchings by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) - A Fruit Piece and A Flower Piece, published by John Boydell, June 1778 & September 1781 respectively, overall 55.5cm x 42cm and 54.5cm...

              Est: £100 - £150

              Jan Van Huysum (1682-1749), a near pair of 18th century mezzotint and etchings by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) - A Fruit Piece and A Flower Piece, published by John Boydell, June 1778 & September 1781 respectively, overall 55.5cm x 42cm and 54.5cm x 41.6cm The Cotman family collection

              Dawsons Auctioneers
            • VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Tableaux Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "
              Apr. 19, 2023

              VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Tableaux Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "

              Est: €800 - €1,200

              VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Tableaux Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "Nature morte au vase de fleurs sur un entablement". Signé en bas au milieu Jan van Huysum. Œuvre de jeunesse de l'artiste lorsqu'il travaillait dans l'atelier de son père. Ecole hollandaise. Dim.:+/-56x40cm.

              Vanderkindere
            • Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682–1749) Les Fruits Mûrs (Still Life with Pineapple, Grapes and Robin Eggs on a TableTop)
              Feb. 14, 2023

              Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682–1749) Les Fruits Mûrs (Still Life with Pineapple, Grapes and Robin Eggs on a TableTop)

              Est: $2,500 - $4,000

              Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682–1749) Les Fruits Mûrs (Still Life with Pineapple, Grapes and Robin Eggs on a TableTop) Signed 'van Huysum' bottom left; also titled and carved-signed on bottom stretcher verso, oil on canvas 11 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (28.9 x 24.1cm) Provenance Private Collection, Washington D.C. Frame: 16 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. To request a condition report, or for any additional information, please email Raphael Chatroux at [email protected].

              Freeman's
            • Jan Van Huysum - PAIR: A Fruit Piece & A Flower Piece
              Jan. 21, 2023

              Jan Van Huysum - PAIR: A Fruit Piece & A Flower Piece

              Est: $5,000 - $10,000

              This pair of sumptuous, hand-colored mezzotint engravings were done by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after the original art of Jan Van Huysom (1682-1749). It was published in London by John Boydell in 1781. Jan Van Huysum was the "last of the great Dutch masters" (Mithcell) "It is the fate of some painters to be celebrated in their lifetime only and to be disregarded by later generations... Other painters pass their lives in obscurity only to be acclaimed by a succeeding century. A few, a very few, achieve a fame which is universal in their own day, never falters, and remains unchanged today. Jan van Huysum is among them. To Weyerman...Van Huysum was the 'phoenix of Flower Painters.' To Vertue, writing of six paintings he saw in an English collection in the 1740s, they were 'the most inimitable pictures that were ever seen.' In Van Huysum's lifetime the Kings of Poland and Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, Prince William of Hesse, the Dukes of Orleans and Mecklenburg, and Sir Robert Walpole were eager patrons. When Catherine the Great, thirty years after Van Huysum's death, wanted to buy the Walpole Collection, the greatest in England, a valuation was made by Benjamin West...on the evidence of saleroom results at the time he placed a fair valuation of 1200 pounds on the pair of Van Huysums...In the nineteenth century the Rothschilds and others were avid collectors...Today the very finest Van Huysums are not available...The only fair way to judge an artist is by assessing his success in what he set out to achieve. By such a yardstick Van Huysum is supremely successful... "Jan, born at Amsterdam in 1682, was the eldest son and pupil of Justus van Huysum. Justus was the head of a family enterprise...with three younger sons assisting: Justus the younger, Jacob and Michiel. Their large-scale production met the demand for decorative flowerpieces...Jan did not choose to follow his father's example. From his marriage in 1704 until his death in 1749 Jan appears to have stayed in Amsterdam, but independent of the family. He jealously guarded his success...working in strict privacy that none might see the preparation of his pigments nor how he worked...He is said to have worked from the real flower and gone to Haarlem each summer to study specimens...Van Huysum possessed an unerring elegance of composition which enabled him to avoid the inbalance, the over-abundance that others risked...The artist left no word, no indication of how he really painted, no hint of his own philosophy. So the wondrous skills of Jan Van Huysum, the last of the great Dutch masters, leaves us as bemused as those of his predecessors a century and a half earlier." (Peter Mitchell, European Flower Painters, pp. 142-149) Richard Earlom was one of the few engravers technically equipped to do justice to Van Huysum's work. Earlom "succeeded in inducing his father to place him under the tuition of Cipriani, and in 1765 became known to Alderman Boydell, who entertained so high an opinion of the young artist that he employed him to make drawings from the celebrated collection of pictures at Houghton, and now at St. Petersburg, for the engravers to work from. In 1757 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In the art of mezzotint engraving Earlom was his own instructor. His plates show great technical skill, especially those of flowers after Van Huysum, and are highly valued by the connoisseurs. They were produced in a style of engraving which till then had never been thought capable of representing the delicate texture of flowers... He engraved over sixty plates in mezzotint, among which are The Royal Academy, after Zoffany; Samuel Barrington, after Reynolds; Richard, viscount Fitzwilliam, after Howard; William Henry, duke of Gloucester, after Hamilton; Horatio, lord Nelson, after Beechey; William Pitt, after Dupont; the set of six plates of the Marriage à la Mode, after Hogarth; two flower pieces, after Huysum; Blacksmith's Shop, and the Forge, after Wright." (DNB) John Boydell was a printseller and engraver. He and his nephew, Josiah, created fine engravings in England including scenes from Shakespeare, etchings by Francesco Bartolozzo after paintings by Guercino, and many other old master and landscape works. The also published this pair of mezzotint engravings after Van Huysum. The lower left nomenclature reads: Van Huysom Pinxit Joseph Farington delint. The center nomenclature reads: John Boydell excudit 1778 A Fruit Piece In the Cabinet at Houghton... The lower right nomenclature reads: Richard Earlom Sculpsit.

              Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
            • Chazal (19th) after HUYSUM (*1682), Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet, Lithography
              Dec. 10, 2022

              Chazal (19th) after HUYSUM (*1682), Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet, Lithography

              Est: €120 - €200

              Chazal (19th century) after Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749 ): Flower Piece Magnificent bouquet of flowers in a vase decorated with putti, 19th century, Lithography Technique: Lithography on Paper Inscription: Signed on the left and right below the image. Date: 19th century Keywords: 19th century, Baroque, Still Life, Germany,

              Fichter Kunsthandel
            • VAN HUYSUM "Prächtiges Blumenstillleben"
              Dec. 04, 2021

              VAN HUYSUM "Prächtiges Blumenstillleben"

              Est: -

              VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 Amsterdam - 1749 ebd.) zugeschrieben ''Prächtiges Blumenstillleben mit Früchten'', Ensemble von Rosen, Lilien, Mohnblumen, Tulpen und weiteren Sommerblumen in einem Korb, rechts daneben Früchte, wie helle Trauben, Kirschen, eine Pflaume, ein Pirsich, Ölgemälde auf Holz, sehr feine Malerei, rückseitig parkettiert, 18. Jh., 93x63cm, R *Seine Ausbildung erhielt Jan van Huysum bei seinem Vater Justus van Huysum (1659-1716) der sich auch schon auf die Blumenmalerei spezialisiert hatte. Unter der Leitung seines Vaters widmete er sich überdies der Landschaftsmalerei. Bekanntheit und Anerkennung erlangte er durch seine Blumen- und Fruchtstücke, die sich durch eine außerordentliche Feinheit in der Pinselführung auszeichnen.* *Das Gemälde stammt aus privatem Besitz einer Schweizer Familie. Es ist temporär aus der Schweiz eingeführt. Beim Verkauf fallen ca. 7 Prozent Verzollungskosten vom Auktionszuschlag zusätzlich zum Kaufpreis an.*

              Auktionshaus Karrenbauer
            • Gemar-Koeltzsch, E. Holländische Stillebenmaler im 17. Jahrhundert. Ed. K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz.
              Nov. 23, 2021

              Gemar-Koeltzsch, E. Holländische Stillebenmaler im 17. Jahrhundert. Ed. K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz.

              Est: €100 - €150

              Gemar-Koeltzsch, E. Holländische Stillebenmaler im 17. Jahrhundert. Ed. K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz. Lingen, Luca, (1995), 3 vols., 252; 574; (4),575-1148p., 101 full-p. col. ills., ills., orig. unif. boards, 4to. Segal, S., Ellens, M. and Dik, J. De verleiding van Flora. Jan van Huysum 1682-1749. Zwolle etc., Waanders etc., 2006, 382p., col. plates, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to. = Contains a catalogue raisonné. Haak, B. Das Goldene Zeitalter der holländischen Malerei. Cologne, DuMont, 1984, 535p., num. (col.) (full-p.) ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., folio.

              Bubb > Kuyper: Auctioneers of Books, Fine Arts & Manuscripts
            • Jan Van Huysum – Früchtestillleben mit Blumen und einer Vase (Fruit still life with flowers and a vase)
              Jun. 16, 2021

              Jan Van Huysum – Früchtestillleben mit Blumen und einer Vase (Fruit still life with flowers and a vase)

              Est: €8,000 - €10,000

              Pen drawing in brown over traces of black chalk and watercolour on laid paper with a trimmed watermark. 20.2 x 16 cm. Signed lower right. We are thankful to Dr. Fred Meijer, Amsterdam, for confirming the authenticity of this work on the basis of a digital photograph.

              Karl & Faber
            • Jan van Huysum (Huijsum)
              May. 09, 2021

              Jan van Huysum (Huijsum)

              Est: -

              Jan van Huysum (Huijsum) (1682 Amsterdam - 1749 ebenda) Umkreis/Nachfolger des 18. Jhs.; Blumen- und Früchtestillleben in einem Korb Auf einer Steinkonsole in einem Korb arrangierter, opulenter Strauß aus verschiedenen, duftig geschilderten Fühlings- und Sommerblumen, am Korb ein Bündel dunkler Weintrauben. Harmonisch komponiertes, fein ausgeführtes Werk, das in Motiv, Komposition und Stil augenfällige Bezüge zu Werken van Huysums zeigt. Bereits seine Zeitgenossen schätzten seine prachtvollen Blumenstücke, die sich durch ihren Detailreichtum und ihrer Naturtreue auszeichnen, als einer der ersten Stilllebenmaler verwendete er einen hellen Hintergrund. Mit seinen Werken beeinflusste er nachhaltig die Stilllebenmalerei des 18. Jhs., darunter seines Sohns Justus van Huysum (I), seines Enkels Jacob van Huysum und Jan van Os. Aquarell u. Gouache/Papier. 67,5 cm x 49 cm (Passepartoutausschnitt). Rahmen. Circle or follower of Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749) active 18th C.; Watercolour and gouache on paper.

              Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
            • Attributed to Jan van Huysum, (Dutch, 1682-1749), "Floral Still Life with Butterflies"
              Mar. 27, 2021

              Attributed to Jan van Huysum, (Dutch, 1682-1749), "Floral Still Life with Butterflies"

              Est: $20,000 - $40,000

              Attributed to Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749) "Floral Still Life with Butterflies and Bird's Nest" oil on canvas signed "Jan Van Huysum/fecit" lower right. Presented in a carved wood frame inlaid with mother-of-pearl. 35-3/4" x 24", framed 41" x 29-1/4" Provenance: The Collection of the Late Dr. E. Ralph Lupin, New Orleans, Louisiana.

              New Orleans Auction Galleries
            • After Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), XX, Coloured print, Hollyhocks and other flowers in a vase on a le
              Feb. 19, 2021

              After Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), XX, Coloured print, Hollyhocks and other flowers in a vase on a le

              Est: £20 - £30

              After Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), XX, Coloured print, Hollyhocks and other flowers in a vase on a ledge with a snail. Facsimile signature lower right. Approx. 13 3/4" x 12"

              Claydon Auctioneers
            • Attribué à Jan van HUYSUM (1682 - 1749)
              Dec. 04, 2020

              Attribué à Jan van HUYSUM (1682 - 1749)

              Est: €5,000 - €6,000

              Attribué à Jan van HUYSUM (1682 - 1749) Paysage aux baigneurs Huile sur toile 50 x 65 cm

              MaisonRC
            • Attributed to Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749) A figure reclining in a mountainous landscape
              Oct. 21, 2020

              Attributed to Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749) A figure reclining in a mountainous landscape

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              Attributed to Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749) A figure reclining in a mountainous landscape pen, ink and grey wash on paper 19.3 x 15.1cm (7 5/8 x 5 15/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "Nature morte aux grappes de r
              Oct. 06, 2020

              VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "Nature morte aux grappes de r

              Est: €400 - €600

              VAN HUYSUM Jan (1682 - 1749) Huile sur toile marouflée sur toile "Nature morte aux grappes de raisins". Suiveur de Jan van Huysum. Ecole hollandaise. Epoque: XVIIIème. Portant au dos une inscription à l'encre mentionnant le nom de l'artiste. Dim.:+/-31,7x23cm.

              Vanderkindere
            • Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) - doek, 49 x 64, Een valkenjacht in een Arcadisch landschap, gesigneer
              Jun. 09, 2020

              Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) - doek, 49 x 64, Een valkenjacht in een Arcadisch landschap, gesigneer

              Est: €5,000 - €7,000

              Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) doek, 49 x 64, Een valkenjacht in een Arcadisch landschap, gesigneerd r.o.

              Veilinghuis Van Spengen
            • JAN VAN HUYSUM (AMSTERDAM 1682-1749) Paysage avec deux pêcheurs tirant leur filet d'une rivière
              May. 27, 2020

              JAN VAN HUYSUM (AMSTERDAM 1682-1749) Paysage avec deux pêcheurs tirant leur filet d'une rivière

              Est: €2,000 - €3,000

              JAN VAN HUYSUM (AMSTERDAM 1682-1749) Paysage avec deux pêcheurs tirant leur filet d'une rivière

              Christie's
            • JAN VAN HUYSUM (1682 Amsterdam - 1749 ebenda)
              Apr. 25, 2020

              JAN VAN HUYSUM (1682 Amsterdam - 1749 ebenda)

              Est: -

              Aquarell auf Papier, ¨Stilleben mit Pfingstrosen, Tulpen und Insekten¨, unten links signiert und datiert ¨Jan van Huysum fecit 1735¨, verso kleine Zeichnung und unleserlich bezeichnet, ca. 24x16cm (in Passepartout), gerahmt (41x32cm), (stock-)fleckig, gebräunt

              Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
            • Bildplatte mit einem Blumen- und Fruechtestillleben nach Jan van Huysum. KPM Berlin. Um 1870– um 1945.
              Mar. 28, 2020

              Bildplatte mit einem Blumen- und Fruechtestillleben nach Jan van Huysum. KPM Berlin. Um 1870– um 1945.

              Est: €1,800 - €2,200

              Jan van Huysum 1682 Amsterdam – 1749 Amsterdam Porcelain, glazed und in polychromen Aufglasurfarben staffiert. Unsigniert. Verso mit der einfach geschliffenen Zeptermarke in Kobaltblau. In einer goldfarbenen, teils mit rotem Samt verkleideten Leiste. Nach dem Gemaelde von Jan van Huysum "Blumen und Fruechte", um 1721, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, InvNr. SK-C-561.

              Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
            • Jan van Huysum, o Huijsum (Amsterdam 1682 - 1749) PAESAGGIO CON VIAN
              Nov. 26, 2019

              Jan van Huysum, o Huijsum (Amsterdam 1682 - 1749) PAESAGGIO CON VIAN

              Est: €8,000 - €12,000

              Jan van Huysum, o Huijsum (Amsterdam 1682 - 1749) PAESAGGIO CON VIANDANTI olio su tela, cm 85,5x115   LANDSCAPE WITH WAYFARERS oil on canvas, cm 85,5x115   Universalmente celebrato come raffinatissimo pittore di fiori, Jan van Huysum si distinse anche nel genere della pittura di paesaggio di gusto italianizzante, documentata da alcune opere firmate per esteso. Tra queste, molto vicine alla nostra, la coppia di tele firmate esposte nel 1986 all’Accademia di Vienna in occasione di una mostra dedicata per l’appunto al rapporto dei pittori nordici con l’Italia (Die Niederlaender in Italien. Italianisante Niederländer des 17. Jahrhunderts aus Osterreichischem Besitz. Catalogo a cura di Renate Trnek, Salisburgo 1986, pp. 110-13, nn. 38-39). Numerosi i motivi di confronto con il nostro dipinto, nell’aggiornamento al gusto del Settecento dei motivi paesistici e delle soluzioni di luce elaborate per la prima volta da Jan Both dopo il suo viaggio in Italia negli anni Trenta del Seicento, e diffuse dai suoi principali seguaci, tra cui Willem de Heusch. All’esempio di quest’ultimo si collega appunto Van Huysum, come è evidente nella costruzione dello spazio, nella resa del fogliame e nei raffinati accordi cromatici del nostro dipinto.          

              Pandolfini Casa d'Aste
            • Jan Van Huysom - A Flower Piece
              Oct. 12, 2019

              Jan Van Huysom - A Flower Piece

              Est: $3,000 - $6,000

              This sumptuous, hand-colored mezzotint engraving is entitled A Flower Piece. The mezzotint was done by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after the original art of Jan Van Huysom (1682-1749). It was published in London by John Boydell in 1781. Jan Van Huysum was the "last of the great Dutch masters" (Mithcell) "It is the fate of some painters to be celebrated in their lifetime only and to be disregarded by later generations... Other painters pass their lives in obscurity only to be acclaimed by a succeeding century. A few, a very few, achieve a fame which is universal in their own day, never falters, and remains unchanged today. Jan van Huysum is among them. To Weyerman...Van Huysum was the 'phoenix of Flower Painters.' To Vertue, writing of six paintings he saw in an English collection in the 1740s, they were 'the most inimitable pictures that were ever seen.' In Van Huysum's lifetime the Kings of Poland and Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, Prince William of Hesse, the Dukes of Orleans and Mecklenburg, and Sir Robert Walpole were eager patrons. When Catherine the Great, thirty years after Van Huysum's death, wanted to buy the Walpole Collection, the greatest in England, a valuation was made by Benjamin West...on the evidence of saleroom results at the time he placed a fair valuation of 1200 pounds on the pair of Van Huysums...In the nineteenth century the Rothschilds and others were avid collectors...Today the very finest Van Huysums are not available...The only fair way to judge an artist is by assessing his success in what he set out to achieve. By such a yardstick Van Huysum is supremely successful... "Jan, born at Amsterdam in 1682, was the eldest son and pupil of Justus van Huysum. Justus was the head of a family enterprise...with three younger sons assisting: Justus the younger, Jacob and Michiel. Their large-scale production met the demand for decorative flowerpieces...Jan did not choose to follow his father's example. From his marriage in 1704 until his death in 1749 Jan appears to have stayed in Amsterdam, but independent of the family. He jealously guarded his success...working in strict privacy that none might see the preparation of his pigments nor how he worked...He is said to have worked from the real flower and gone to Haarlem each summer to study specimens...Van Huysum possessed an unerring elegance of composition which enabled him to avoid the inbalance, the over-abundance that others risked...The artist left no word, no indication of how he really painted, no hint of his own philosophy. So the wondrous skills of Jan Van Huysum, the last of the great Dutch masters, leaves us as bemused as those of his predecessors a century and a half earlier." (Peter Mitchell, European Flower Painters, pp. 142-149) Richard Earlom was one of the few engravers technically equipped to do justice to Van Huysum's work. Earlom "succeeded in inducing his father to place him under the tuition of Cipriani, and in 1765 became known to Alderman Boydell, who entertained so high an opinion of the young artist that he employed him to make drawings from the celebrated collection of pictures at Houghton, and now at St. Petersburg, for the engravers to work from. In 1757 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In the art of mezzotint engraving Earlom was his own instructor. His plates show great technical skill, especially those of flowers after Van Huysum, and are highly valued by the connoisseurs. They were produced in a style of engraving which till then had never been thought capable of representing the delicate texture of flowers... He engraved over sixty plates in mezzotint, among which are The Royal Academy, after Zoffany; Samuel Barrington, after Reynolds; Richard, viscount Fitzwilliam, after Howard; William Henry, duke of Gloucester, after Hamilton; Horatio, lord Nelson, after Beechey; William Pitt, after Dupont; the set of six plates of the Marriage à la Mode, after Hogarth; two flower pieces, after Huysum; Blacksmith's Shop, and the Forge, after Wright." (DNB) John Boydell was a printseller and engraver. He and his nephew, Josiah, created fine engravings in England including scenes from Shakespeare, etchings by Francesco Bartolozzo after paintings by Guercino, and many other old master and landscape works. The also published this pair of mezzotint engravings after Van Huysum. The lower left nomenclature reads: Van Huysom Pinxit Joseph Farington delint. The center nomenclature reads: John Boydell excudit 1778 A Flower Piece In the Cabinet at Houghton Published June 25th, 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London The lower right nomenclature reads: Richard Earlom Sculpsit.

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            • Jan Van Huysom - A Fruit Piece
              Oct. 12, 2019

              Jan Van Huysom - A Fruit Piece

              Est: $3,000 - $6,000

              This sumptuous, hand-colored mezzotint engraving is entitled A Fruit Piece. The mezzotint was done by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) after the original art of Jan Van Huysom (1682-1749). It was published in London by John Boydell in 1781. Jan Van Huysum was the "last of the great Dutch masters" (Mithcell) "It is the fate of some painters to be celebrated in their lifetime only and to be disregarded by later generations... Other painters pass their lives in obscurity only to be acclaimed by a succeeding century. A few, a very few, achieve a fame which is universal in their own day, never falters, and remains unchanged today. Jan van Huysum is among them. To Weyerman...Van Huysum was the 'phoenix of Flower Painters.' To Vertue, writing of six paintings he saw in an English collection in the 1740s, they were 'the most inimitable pictures that were ever seen.' In Van Huysum's lifetime the Kings of Poland and Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, Prince William of Hesse, the Dukes of Orleans and Mecklenburg, and Sir Robert Walpole were eager patrons. When Catherine the Great, thirty years after Van Huysum's death, wanted to buy the Walpole Collection, the greatest in England, a valuation was made by Benjamin West...on the evidence of saleroom results at the time he placed a fair valuation of 1200 pounds on the pair of Van Huysums...In the nineteenth century the Rothschilds and others were avid collectors...Today the very finest Van Huysums are not available...The only fair way to judge an artist is by assessing his success in what he set out to achieve. By such a yardstick Van Huysum is supremely successful... "Jan, born at Amsterdam in 1682, was the eldest son and pupil of Justus van Huysum. Justus was the head of a family enterprise...with three younger sons assisting: Justus the younger, Jacob and Michiel. Their large-scale production met the demand for decorative flowerpieces...Jan did not choose to follow his father's example. From his marriage in 1704 until his death in 1749 Jan appears to have stayed in Amsterdam, but independent of the family. He jealously guarded his success...working in strict privacy that none might see the preparation of his pigments nor how he worked...He is said to have worked from the real flower and gone to Haarlem each summer to study specimens...Van Huysum possessed an unerring elegance of composition which enabled him to avoid the inbalance, the over-abundance that others risked...The artist left no word, no indication of how he really painted, no hint of his own philosophy. So the wondrous skills of Jan Van Huysum, the last of the great Dutch masters, leaves us as bemused as those of his predecessors a century and a half earlier." (Peter Mitchell, European Flower Painters, pp. 142-149) Richard Earlom was one of the few engravers technically equipped to do justice to Van Huysum's work. Earlom "succeeded in inducing his father to place him under the tuition of Cipriani, and in 1765 became known to Alderman Boydell, who entertained so high an opinion of the young artist that he employed him to make drawings from the celebrated collection of pictures at Houghton, and now at St. Petersburg, for the engravers to work from. In 1757 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In the art of mezzotint engraving Earlom was his own instructor. His plates show great technical skill, especially those of flowers after Van Huysum, and are highly valued by the connoisseurs. They were produced in a style of engraving which till then had never been thought capable of representing the delicate texture of flowers... He engraved over sixty plates in mezzotint, among which are The Royal Academy, after Zoffany; Samuel Barrington, after Reynolds; Richard, viscount Fitzwilliam, after Howard; William Henry, duke of Gloucester, after Hamilton; Horatio, lord Nelson, after Beechey; William Pitt, after Dupont; the set of six plates of the Marriage à la Mode, after Hogarth; two flower pieces, after Huysum; Blacksmith's Shop, and the Forge, after Wright." (DNB) John Boydell was a printseller and engraver. He and his nephew, Josiah, created fine engravings in England including scenes from Shakespeare, etchings by Francesco Bartolozzo after paintings by Guercino, and many other old master and landscape works. The also published this pair of mezzotint engravings after Van Huysum. The lower left nomenclature reads: Van Huysom Pinxit Joseph Farington delint. The center nomenclature reads: John Boydell excudit 1778 A Fruit Piece In the Cabinet at Houghton... The lower right nomenclature reads: Richard Earlom Sculpsit.

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              ATTRIBUÉ À JAN VAN HUYSUM (1682 - 1749) Paysage aux grands arbres et au château Pierre noire sur papier bleu 18 x 24 cm On y joint: ECOLE HOLLANDAISE DU XVIIÈME SIÈCLE Paysage de montagne avec un château fort Plume et encre grise, lavis gris

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              ATTRIBUÉ À JAN VAN HUYSUM (1682 - 1749) Paysage aux grands arbres et au château Pierre noire sur papier bleu 18 x 24 cm On y joint: ECOLE HOLLANDAISE DU XVIIÈME SIÈCLE Paysage de montagne avec un château fort Plume et encre grise, lavis gris 20,5 x 27,5 cm

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