AKEN, Joseph van
(b. ca. 1699, Antwerpen, d. 1749, London)

The Van Aken Brothers

Oil on canvas, 89 x 125 cm
Private collection

The two artists sitting at a table with a candle, pipes, tobacco a flask of wine and a sketch-drawing and other papers are identified as the Van Aken brothers, Alexander, the mezzotint engraver (left), and Joseph, painter in oils (right).