WEENIX, Jan Baptist
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1660, Doetinchem)


Dutch painter, a pupil of Bloemaert who was in Italy 1642-46 and returned, calling himself "Giovanni Battista", to Holland to paint Italianate landscapes with ruins of ancient buildings and figures in modern dress, very reminiscent of the work of Berchem, who is said to have been his cousin. Later in life he changed his style entirely and painted still-life and some portraits, his very detailed style being continued by his son Jan. There are typical works in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Brighton, Cleveland Ohio, Dresden, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hartford Conn., London (National Gallery, Wallace Collection and Kenwood), New York (Metropolitan Museum), Paris (Louvre), Rotterdam, Utrecht and Vienna.