WEENIX, Jan
(b. 1642, Amsterdam, d. 1719, Amsterdam)

Biography

Dutch painter, the son of Jan Baptist Weenix, and was his father's pupil with his cousin Hondecoeter. He never visited Italy, but he painted Italianate scenes like his father's and pursued more single-mindedly the still-life with flowers, animals and dead game subjects which he also took over from his father. He worked mainly in Amsterdam, but also at Bensberg and Düsseldorf for the Elector Palatine, for whom he executed a huge series of still-lifes (1702-12). There are works in Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum), Augsburg, Barnsley, Cape Town, Dresden, The Hague, London, Munich, New York (Metropolitan Museum), Oxford, Paris (Petit Palais), Toronto and elsewhere.



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