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Jan Baptist Weenix

1621-c. 1660 Netherlands/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jan Baptist Weenix was born in Amsterdam in 1621. His first drawing master was Jan Micker, followed by Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht, and he spent time in Rome with his cousin Nicolaes Berchem who influenced his Italianate landscapes. As a member of the Bentvueghels, he became known as Ratel from the sound of his voice and found favour with Pope Innocent X, who commissioned his works. The Utrecht Guild of Saint Luke admitted him in 1649. Weenix primarily painted still life in his later years, and he passed his skills on to his son Jan Weenix, who also became a successful painter.

 

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Goat

Goat

Dead
Partridge

Dead Partridge

The Dutch
Embassy

The Dutch Embassy to Isfahan Persia led by Johannes Cunaeus

Dog and
a Cat

Dog and a Cat near a Partially Disembowelled Deer

Italian
landscape

Italian landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins

A Pig's
Carcase

A Pig's Carcase

Mother
and Child

Mother and Child with Cat

Among
Ruins

Figures Among Ruins

Still Life with
a Dead Swan

Still Life with a Dead Swan

Lieselottes of
the Palatinate

Lieselottes of the Palatinate with a Mohr

The Calling
of Matthew

The calling of Matthew by Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem

The Ford in
the River

The Ford in the River

Elisabeth
Charlotte

Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate as Duchess of Orleans

Ancient
Ruins

Ancient Ruins

Veg
Merchant

The Vegetable Merchant

Red
Lodge

Red Lodge

Rene
Descartes

Rene Descartes

Statue
of Neptune

Statue of Neptune in a Port

Shepherds
and Flocks

Shepherds and Flocks among Classical Ruins

Still
Life

Still Life

A Mediterranean
Port Scene

A Mediterranean Port Scene

Girl as a
Shepherdess

Girl as a Shepherdess

Departure of
Entourage

Departure of an Oriental Entourage

Hound a Cat
Looking On

Hound with a Joint of Meat and a Cat Looking On

Landscape
with a Ford

Landscape with a Ford

the sleeping
shepherdess

the sleeping shepherdess

Huntsman Cutting
up a Deer

Huntsman cutting up a Dead Deer with Two Deerhounds