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Jan (1640) Weenix (1642 - 1719)

Lot 48: Atrributed to Jan Weenix (Amsterdam 1640/42-1719)


April 28, 2006
London, United Kingdom

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Carnations, lilies, narcissi and other flowers tied with a blue ribbon on a stone ledge, a park beyond
signed 'I.I. Weenix f' (lower right, on the stone ledge)
oil on canvas
20 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (52.6 x 43.8 cm.)

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Atrributed to Jan Weenix (Amsterdam 1640/42-1719)


Famous for his hunting still lifes, Jan Weenix was also a successful painter of landscapes, flower still lifes and generally all subjects related to interior decoration.

The present lot shows evident analogies with a Bouquet of flowers on a ledge, a park beyond, signed and dated 1694, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. However, Fred Meijer of the RKD, to whom we are grateful, notes that the present picture also relates to a group of paintings that are now being investigated as possibly by Maria Weenix, Jan's daughter. A photograph in the RKD records a painting signed 'I.M.Weenix' on the English art market: on this basis, a distinctive group of flower pieces, traditionally attributed to Jan but slightly different in style, are thought by Fred Meijer to have pherhaps been painted by his daughter, possibly born after 1679, who worked in her father's studio in Amsterdam in the early 18th Century.

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April 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

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