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Family in a Mediterranean Seaport

Family in a Mediterranean Seaport 1650s

Jan Baptist Weenix (1621–1660/1661)

English Heritage, Kenwood

(b Amsterdam, ?1621; d Huis ter Mey, nr. Utrecht, ?1660/1). Dutch painter. From 1642/3 to 1646/7 he was in Italy, and on his return to Amsterdam he painted Italianate landscapes close in style to those of Berchem, who is said to have been his cousin. Later he turned mainly to pictures of still life with dead game; he also painted portraits. His son, Jan Weenix (b Amsterdam, ?1642; bur. Amsterdam, 19 Sept.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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