Jan Baptist Weenix Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins
Not on view
In this Italian landscape with a long city wall and flocks of sheep, a woman is sitting outside an inn. She is looking amiably at us, while plucking a cockerel. The boy on her left is thrashing the dogs with his riding crop, and a bit further on, some travellers are sitting under a pergola in the shade.
Jan Baptist Weenix lived in Italy for a few years, where he became familiar not only with the classical ruins, but also with the Mediterranean light. On his return to Utrecht, he developed into one of the most important Romanists.
Jan Baptist Weenix (Amsterdam 1621 - 1659/1661 De Haar)
Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins
Material and technical details
68.2 x 87.2 cm
lower centre: Gio Batta Weenix f.
Dated and inscription
lower right: Ao 168 10m/ 20d in het huys ter Mey
Pierre-Louis Randon de Boisset, Paris (sale Paris, 27 February 1777, lot 101); Antoine Poullain, Paris, until 1780 (cat. 1781, no. 117; sale Paris, Lebrun, 15 March 1780, lot 62); G. Robit, Paris (sale Paris, Paillet, 11 June 1801, lot 173 to Lavallée); Johan Steengracht van Oostkapelle (1782-1846), The Hague; by inheritance to Cecilia Maria Steengracht van Oostkapelle (1813-1899), Castle Keukenhof, Lisse; in 1899 bequeathed to her daughter, Cornelia Johanna van Pallandt, wife of Johan, graaf van Lynden (on loan to the Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1899-1901); beqeauthed to Countess Van Rechteren Limpurg – van Lynden, Castle Rechteren; A. Nijstad Gallery, Lochem, 1946; S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague, 1950; purchased, 1952