Jan Baptist Weenix

Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins

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Jan Baptist Weenix
Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins

1658 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.

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Jan Baptist Weenix
Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins

1658 Not on view

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General information
Jan Baptist Weenix (Amsterdam 1621 - 1659/1661 De Haar)
Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins
1658
painting
901
Material and technical details
oil
panel
87.2 x 68.2 cm
Inscriptions
middenonder: Gio Batta Weenix f.
rechtsonder: Ao 16[5]8 10m/ 20d in het huys ter Mey

Provenance

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