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Dutch Painting

The Dead Partridge

Jan Weenix
c. 1647–1660
Oil on canvas, 180 x 162 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Dead Partridge,  Jan Baptist Weenix

WEENIX, Jan Baptists
1621 Amsterdam–1660 Doetinchem

Dutch painter, a pupil of Bloemaert who was in Italy 1642–1646 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 (Musée du Louvre), Rotterdam, Utrecht and Vienna.

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