Josef van Aken (1699 - 1749)

Lot 380: JOSEPH VAN AKEN / JOZEF VANHAECKEN 1699-1749. 'Traders at the Quayside'. Oil on canvas scene of wealthy tourists on the quay, thronged by traders and merchants, off shore a large masted gallon sits at anchor in a classically inspired setting. Monogrammed for Van Aken lower right, and further monogrammed 'T.H.', possibly for Thomas Hudson. In a period giltwood frame, 64cm x 76cm. Van Aken painted drapery for many noted London artists between 1720-49, including Allan Ramsay and Thomas Hudson. Horace Wallpole said: 'Almost every painter's work were painted by Van Aken.

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Description: JOSEPH VAN AKEN / JOZEF VANHAECKEN 1699-1749. 'Traders at the Quayside'. Oil on canvas scene of wealthy tourists on the quay, thronged by traders and merchants, off shore a large masted gallon sits at anchor in a classically inspired setting. Monogrammed for Van Aken lower right, and further monogrammed 'T.H.', possibly for Thomas Hudson. In a period giltwood frame, 64cm x 76cm. Van Aken painted drapery for many noted London artists between 1720-49, including Allan Ramsay and Thomas Hudson. Horace Wallpole said: 'Almost every painter's work were painted by Van Aken.
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